By Lincoln G. Peters
Chinese Ambassador to Liberia Ren Yisheng says a delegation of Chinese engineers are expected to arrive in Liberia to conduct a feasibility study for an overpass bridge and the [Japan Freeway] to Sinkor Road projects.
“A Chinese engineering team is expected to come to conduct the feasibility study for the Somalia [Drive]-Sinkor Road and Bridge project,” Amb. Ren said recently.
“The two governments are working closely on implementing a new phase of economic and technical cooperation,’’ he added.
He said the new projects like the two overpass bridges on Tubman Boulevard, the National Clinical Diagnostic and Treatment Lab at 14 Military Hospital, the Fingerprint Comparison Lab, and LBS upgrade and expansion are in the tendering and procurement phases.
“In recent years, under the framework of the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) advocated by President Xi Jinping and the “Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development”(PAPD) advocated by President George Manneh Weah, China-Liberia cooperation has achieved fruitful results through this initiative,’’ he disclosed.
In the economy and trade areas, health care, infrastructure construction, food security, and human resource development, Amb. Ren Liberia and China have achieved fruitful results.
Recounting China’s developmental contributions to Liberia, Mr. Ren added that the China-aided projects have constructed the Ministerial Complex, the two annexes to the Capitol, and the Roberts International Airport through concessional loans have become new landmarks of Monrovia.
He stated that technical assistance for SKD Sports Complex and LBS are ongoing.
He said the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) will be convened on 16 October in Beijing.
He said the new leadership of the CPC central committee will be elected to lead the Chinese people to march toward the second centenary goal.
According to the Chinese Ambassador, the new leadership will build China into a great modern socialist country that is prosperous, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious, and beautiful by the middle of this century.
By the middle of the century, he said, China will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the country.–Edited by Winston W. Parley