Students of the Monrovia Vocational Training Center (MVTC) in Paynesville have commended the Government of the People’s Republic of China for continuous support to the reconstruction and economic revitalization process of Liberia.
In an interview with this paper on Tuesday after the Chinese government broke grounds for the construction of a modern complex valued at US$10million on the campus of the MVTC in Paynesville outside Monrovia, the students said China’s assistance to Liberia worth commendation.
The Monrovia Vocational Training Center provides skill training in such disciplines as plumbing, carpentry, masonry, construction, electricity and arts and craft, among others. Student Musa V. Konneh, who spoke on behalf of the jubilant students, said the extension project will help the student populace on campus focus on their studies.
He said the expansion of the facilities by erecting additional three-storey building for teaching and training, one three-storey building for faculty dormitory, and a two-storey building for student dormitory will not only create an enabling learning environment, but boost the infrastructure development of Liberia.
Student Konneh recalled that since the restoration of peace in Liberia, the Government of the People’s Republic of China has assisted in many areas, including human capacity and infrastructures.
He named the construction of the University of Liberia Fendall campus; the rehabilitation of the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville and several roads across the country by China are remarkable milestones here.
“To see China helping us today in our development process is a good thing to remember, because when we shall have gone tomorrow, the mark of China will always be remembered.” he noted.
Konneh urged fellow students and youths throughout the country to make maximum use of the opportunities offered by friendly countries that will enable them attain a better future.
He stressed that the best thing any nation could do for its people is to provide quality education that will empower them to make meaningful contributions to national development.
Meanwhile, China is also expected to construct a ministerial complex valued at US60 million for the Government of Liberia, including an annex to the Capitol, home of the Liberian Legislature to provide adequate offices for lawmakers.
The ministerial complex here will be the second largest building to be constructed in Africa by the Government of the People’s Republic of China besides the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.