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China to pump sh150 Billion dollars in the Belt and Road project. Chinese contractor bags contract for construction of Jizan port. Mar 7, 2017: Saudi Aramco has awarded China Harbour Engineering Company a SR342 million ($91million) contract for the construction of a commercial port at Jizan Economic City, located southwest of Saudi Arabia.

Chinese contractor bags contract for construction of Jizan port

The contract awarded to awarded China Harbour Engineering Company entails the construction of a breakwater structure and three wharfs, according to media reports. The project is to be executed within two years. Other firms that have submitted an offer are understood to include Van Oord and Royal Boskalis Westminster, both of the Netherlands. Saudi Aramco’s Jizan Refinery and Terminal lies at the core of the Jizan Economic City, which aims to transform the kingdom’s southwest region into a commercial and industrial hub along the Red Sea and Horn of Africa. Jizan is also home to a regional airport. Saudi Aramco took over the development of the 102 square kilometre Jizan Economic City in 2010. Madagascar: China Welcomes Madagascar to Join Belt and Road Construction. China-Africa relations: Musings from the Belt and Road initiative. In 2013, China proposed the joint building of the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, also known as the Belt and Road.

China-Africa relations: Musings from the Belt and Road initiative

The Belt and Road is a proposal for economic cooperation along key routes similar to the ancient silk road. The ancient silk road developed over time and was used to transport goods and ideas over land and maritime trade routes from Asia to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It promoted trade and cultural exchanges, leading to prosperity and development for countries along the Belt and Road. Of particular significance to Africa is the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, which can pave the way for greater transport connectivity, regional cooperation, trade and development.

In March 2015, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), ministries of foreign affairs and commerce unveiled the blueprint action plan for the implementation of the Belt and Road initiative. The African Leg of China’s New Silk Road. China Pushes For Africa On Board OBOR Bandwagon – Analysis – Eurasia Review. By Narayani Basu* On January 8, 2017, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi embarked on what has become something of a foreign policy tradition for China — kicking off the New Year with a state visit to Africa.

China Pushes For Africa On Board OBOR Bandwagon – Analysis – Eurasia Review

Since 1991, five Chinese foreign ministers have visited Africa on their first foreign trips each year. Over a course of five days this year, Wang Yi visited five African countries — Madagascar, Zambia, Tanzania, the Republic of Congo and Nigeria. China and Africa share bilateral ties dating back to the 1950s, based on a story of mutual struggle for independence against imperialism. Since then, of course, the relationship has bloomed, with China evolving into one of the largest contributors to aid — both monetary and infrastructural — in sub-Saharan Africa.

Chinese Open New Railway from Djibouti to Ethiopia OkayAfrica. Today, the first electric transnational railway in Africa went into operation from Djibouti City to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Chinese Open New Railway from Djibouti to Ethiopia OkayAfrica

Government officials, diplomats, and socialites, were in attendance for the historic occasion. Also in attendance were Chinese investors, whose 14 billion dollar loan, funded the railway. The newly functioning line will certainly be of benefit for Djibouti and its landlocked neighbor, as it will help optimize trade by cutting travel time between the two countries. The journey is a three to four days by truck, and just 12 hours via the new rail line. China pumps $600 million into deep-sea Angola port - WorldNews. China And Mexico: A Forced Friendship Why The U.S.

China pumps $600 million into deep-sea Angola port - WorldNews

Needs China Subscribe! After Donald Trump\'s victory, Mexico and China have deepened their ties to rely less on the U.S. China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ Takes to Space - China Real Time Report. China’s dream of building a 21st-century Silk Road spanning half the planet was already ambitious.

China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ Takes to Space - China Real Time Report

That was before outer space became part of the vision. Countries along Beijing’s flagship Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st-century Maritime Silk Road–better known as “One Belt, One Road”–will be among the first in line to plug into China’s new satellite-navigation services, according to a government policy paper on the country’s space program released Tuesday. Africa: China to Build Modern International Road Transport System By 2020. Photo: Ding Haitao/Xinhua China Road and Bridge Corporation built road Kenya's Nairobi (file photo).

Africa: China to Build Modern International Road Transport System By 2020

China will build an open, modern and efficient international road system by 2020 to facilitate international transport and strengthen connectivity among countries along the Belt and Road. China will advance transport infrastructure construction along the Belt and Road, improve customs clearance efficiency and strengthen emergency rescue capabilities to facilitate international transport, according to a circular jointly released by eight central departments. The move is aimed to develop economic corridors with countries along the Belt and Road, reduce cross-border transport costs and improve transport services and efficiency, said Wang Shuiping, a senior official of the Ministry of Transport, during a press conference Tuesday.

Zambia on Track to Host China's Next African Railroad. Deal for $2.26 billion project in copper-rich country is latest example of China's widening economic footprint on continent (Beijing) — A Chinese state railway builder and the Zambian government have signed a $2.26 billion deal for a new railroad linking two cities in eastern Zambia.

Zambia on Track to Host China's Next African Railroad

Team of 40 Chinese to visit Nigeria on $75.6b investment. WorldStage Newsonline-- The Federal Government of Nigeria has confirmed that a team of over 40 Chinese will be visiting the country by the end of this month over the $75.6 billion MoUs they signed on investment potentials and loans to Nigerian companies during the recent infrastructural roadmap to China.

Team of 40 Chinese to visit Nigeria on $75.6b investment

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu said at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday said: "I think generally when you have MOUs the gestation period spreads over a year, because when you have your road show, you get your MOUs signed, you have to set up teams from both countries on bilateral basis then begin to look specifically on the areas you pledged, what are the business incentives, the terms and whether to invest. "That is still work in progress, we are having a team of over 40 Chinese, members of some of those bodies about visiting Nigeria by the end of this month.

‘China Inc.’ Becomes China the Builder in Africa. The gaotie crisscrossing today’s China is a transformative feat of construction.

‘China Inc.’ Becomes China the Builder in Africa

The high-speed railway, which connects formerly isolated hinterlands to bustling cities, stretches for 19,000 kilometers, longer than all of the world’s high-speed lines combined. But Chinese railway construction is not just a Chinese story. In 1975, China built the $500 million Tanzam Railway from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania to Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia, the single longest railway in sub-Saharan Africa. Forty years later, China helped build the first light railway on the continent in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which opened in October 2015. In April 2016, the China-Africa Research Initiative (CARI) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) released its exclusive database of Chinese loans to Africa (2000 to 2014).

Kano’s Light Rail Contract: Chinese firms are dominating Nigeria’s rail sector - Ventures Africa. By every indication, Chinese firms are gradually dominating Nigeria’s rail transport sector. On Monday August 29, a $1.85 billion light rail contract was signed between the China Railway Construction Company (CRCC) and the government of Kano State. The Kano light rail will run through four metropolis areas and is expected to be completed in two years. The light rail, running a total length of 73.4 km, will be travelling at a speed of 100 km per hour through these regions.

This development highlights the sustained efforts of the Kano State government in improving the transport system within the state, as well as in driving economic activity. State Information Services Egypt signs agreement with China on cooperation in 18 projects. Minister of Trade and Industry Tareq Qabil and Minister of Investment Dalia Khourshid have signed in Beijing an agreement with the Chinese minister of reform and development and the deputy Chinese trade minister to study and implement 18 projects in the fields of electricity, transport, housing, industry and communications through Chinese financing.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Trade and Industry on Tuesday said the signing took place during a meeting of the Egyptian-Chinese joint committee in the Chinese capital in the presence of Egypt's Ambassador Magdy Amer. Minister Qabil said the agreement highlights the depth of Egyptian-Chinese relations and the importance of the joint projects in various domains. The meetings with the Chinese officials dealt with an anticipated visit to China by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi in September upon an invitation from the Chinese president to attend the G-8 Summit, said the minister.

CONGO-CHINE : Le Congo bénéficiera de l’expertise de la zone économique spéciale de Suzhou - GuineeConakry.info. A Shanghai, deuxième étape de sa visite d’État en Chine, le chef de l’Etat congolais a eu pour activité principale la visite du parc industriel de Suzhou. Créée en 1994, avec l'aide du Singapour. China To Help Extend Tanzania-Zambia Railway To Four Other Countries - TVCNews: Latest African breaking news, politics, business and sports. Tazara Railway, also known as the Tanzam Railway. Photo: uyolecte.tumblr.comTazara Railway, also known as the Tanzam Railway.

China has pledged to finance the Tanzania-Zambia Railways (Tazara) and extend it to four other countries. Official from the three governments — China, Tanzania and Zambia — are meeting in Dar es Salaam to put together details of the plan whose proposal include reducing the bloated Tazara workforce, The East African reported. The plan will include renovating the 1,860 kilometers track and linking Tazara to Tanzania’s new Bagamoyo port and to Malawi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Burundi.

Le chinois Haite prévoit un parc industriel géant à Tanger. Pour activer une convention signée, lors de la visite de Mohammed VI à Pékin en mai dernier, une délégation d’hommes d’affaires et de représentants du gouvernement chinois a fait le déplacement au Maroc. Au menu des discussions : la création d’une cité industrielle et résidentielle à Tanger, dans le nord du royaume. What crisis? 16 of China's biggest projects in Africa — it's all billion dollar territory in here. EARLIER this year, Chinese state news agency Xinhua published that the country has so far in Africa completed some 1,046 projects, built railways to a total of 2,233 kilometres, and laid 3,350 km of highways.

According to the largest public database of Chinese development finance in Africa, researchers claim that there are currently 3,030 active projects in Africa. China is clearly racing to deliver on commitments made in 2012, when then-president Hu Jintao offered $20 billion in loans to African countries, doubling its previous pledge. But with the country fighting to stay on its high-growth lane, this year’s Forum on China–Africa Cooperation that takes place in December in South Africa will be closely watched for how bad the malaise is. READ: China’s investment in Africa isn’t what you think, and it’s not mostly with ‘rogue’ states Coastal Railway, Nigeria.

Chinese Firm Rebuilds Somali International Airport. Chinese-built 135mln USD bridge opens in Tanzania. DAR ES SALAAM, April 19 (Xinhua) -- Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Tuesday inaugurated a 135 million US dollar Kigamboni Bridge built by Chinese in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam, saying the bridge will contribute to the country's economic growth.

"The Chinese contractors have done a good job," Magufuli told the Chinese ambassador to Tanzania, Lu Youqing. Cameroon: Chinese firm to invest CFA1200 trillion in electricity, housing. Kenya: Africa Economy - Chinese Firm to Build Communication Solution for Kenya's Railway. China starts building $590m naval port at Djibouti. China has started building a naval port in Djibouti, the tiny African country located at the crucial junction of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, as it continues expanding its international influence. Transport ferroviaire : une co-entreprise algéro-chinoise pour les lignes à grande vitesse. L'Entreprise nationale de réalisation d'infrastructures ferroviaires (Infrafer) et le groupe de BTP China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) ont signé lundi à Alger un protocole d'accord pour la création d'une société mixte spécialisée dans la réalisation des voies ferrées à grande vitesse.

Le protocole d’accord pour la création de cette co-entreprise a été signé par le PDG d’Infrafer, Slimane Bouchama, et le vice-directeur général de CRCC International, Wei Waizheng en présence du ministre des Transports, Boudjemaa Talai, en marge du 3e Salon international des transports, de la logistique et de la mobilité organisé à Alger du 15 au 18 février. China Railway Construction Corporation est impliqué dans plusieurs initiatives dans le domaine du transport ferroviaire africain notamment au Nigeria, en Angola et au Sénégal. Algeria, China ink $3.3 bn mega port deal.

Railways strengthen China-Africa ties. A Chinese-Funded Railway Line To Open Up Central Africa's Hinterland. A Chinese-funded trans-Africa railway line is likely to transform regional trade in the East and Central Africa region by cutting through the continent to connect the Atlantic and Indian ocean. Slicing through the belly of Angola, passing through the copper belt of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia, then finally reaching a massive hub port being built in Tanzania, the proposed railway has the potential to integrate countries that until now were divided by a language barrier left by the British, the French and the Portuguese.

Construction of the more than 3,500 kilometers line will include upgrading of decades old colonial railway lines and linking them with new ones, like the Benguela railway. asia.nikkei. La Chine investit massivement dans les infrastructures du Malawi. Africa and China’s Construction Sector. China is stepping up infrastructure investment in Africa, and its about more than just natural resources. By Pierre-Olivier Bussieres for The Diplomat December 18, 2015. Cameroonian and Chinese companies to partner on projects. Business News of Friday, 11 December 2015. China funds cross-border water project between Djibouti and Ethiopia. Chinese investors help Ghana ease water and power shortages. The Port of Bagamoyo: A Test for China’s New Maritime Silk Road in Africa. Chinese companies help transform the capital, Maputo. China signs $800m deepwater port project in Sao Tome.

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What China’s One Belt and One Road Strategy Means for India, Asia and the World. Photos: African cities are starting to look eerily like Chinese ones. Comment les Chinois construisent des villes-champignons en Afrique. China to build highway for Liberia as part of Ebola recovery aid. Fast track to success. La Chine et l'Union africaine veulent relier les métropoles du continent - JeuneAfrique.com. Chinese company to set up Kenya-Ethiopia power link - Business. China signs two construction deals worth US$5.5bn in Africa. China agrees $2-billion infrastructure deal with Equatorial Guinea.

Global Water Intelligence - Archive: Global Water Intelligence. China Road and Bridge Corp Cameroon land FCFA 1.7bn deals. Djibouti starts building two Chinese-funded airports. Construction begins at "African Manhattan" in Modderfontein. 3,3 millions USD de la Chine à la Mauritanie pour l'assainissement de la ville de Nouakchott. China to work with Egypt on infrastructure. Tanzania Gets $1 billion Satellite City In New Chinese Investment Deal. China moving ahead with Trans African Rail Line, New Silk Road part of Global Land Bridge Vision. Picking Up Steam: The Expansion of Chinese Railways in Africa.

First Chinese tram for Africa completed - DireTube - Ethiopian Largest Video Sharing Site. China rebuilds landmark railway in Africa. Angola: Chinese Company Completes Massive Angolan Railway. Cameroon’s $1b China-Funded Port To Boost West African Cargo Flows - Frontier Markets News - Emerging & Growth Markets. Chinese company to build deep water port in Cabo Verde. Shanghai Zendai Plans $7.8 Billion ‘New York of Africa’ RPT-Kenya signs infrastructure, energy deals worth $5 bln with China. CHINA HELPS BUILD KENYAN SUPER-HIGHWAY.

Alger la chinoise!! Chinese to focus on rail-building in Africa. 【习近平_中国新闻_中国新闻热点】习访坦桑尼亚签百亿美元 布局军港? Chinese firms to build four airport terminals in Nigeria. China Merchants acquires a 50pc stake in Lome container terminal in Togo - Shipping News - Shipping Online. China booming trade tests Africa's ports.