China grants $30 million to Sierra Leone for construction

February 23, 2013 - 11:43:07 am

FREETOWN: The chinese government has granted about 30 million US dollars to Sierra Leone for the western African nation's peace construction when Jiang Weixin, the Special Envoy of Chinese President Hu Jintao visited Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma.

Jiang, also the Chinese Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Construction, arrived in Freetown Thursday morning to attend the inauguration ceremony of President Koroma on Friday.

"This donation from China is handy and visible," the president addressed some of his cabinet ministers and the Chinese delegation after the Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement was signed by both sides, "we'll make full use of this fund establishing a training center for young people to cultivate more skilled and competitive talents for the country, which can also help the youth employment."

Sierra Leone has now carried out the "Agenda for National Prosperity," which aims to enhance the economic and social wellbeing of the people.

China and Sierra Leone established diplomatic relations in 1971. (QNA)