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Can China Realize Africa’s Dream of an East-West Transport Link? China, Cote d'Ivoire to deepen cooperation on Belt and Road. Cote d'Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara (L) shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, May 22, 2017. (Xinhua/Ivan) ABIDJAN, May 23 (Xinhua) -- China and Cote d'Ivoire have pledged to deepen cooperation within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative and the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. In a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Cote d'Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara commended the China-proposed initiative and expressed the country's willingness to join it. Proposed by China in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative, which comprises the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, aims to build a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa on and beyond the ancient Silk Road routes.

Ouattara said the initiative is beneficial to many developing countries and small and medium-sized nations. China inks multimillion-dollar deal to expand Dar es Salaam port. 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. 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 and Madagascar on Monday agreed to synergize development strategies under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative and ten major plans for China-Africa cooperation. The pledge came out of the talks between Chinese President Xi Jinping and President of Madagascar Hery Rajaonarimampianina in Beijing. China and Madagascar enjoy great potential for mutually beneficial cooperation, said Xi, welcoming Madagascar to participate in the Belt and Road construction. He said China supports Madagascar in playing its role as a bridge between the Belt and Road and the African continent. China is ready to establish a comprehensive partnership of cooperation with Madagascar, said Xi, calling on the two sides to deepen cooperation in agriculture, fisheries, people-to-people exchanges, security, police affairs, justice and law-enforcement.

Rajaonarimampianina said he was delighted to visit China as the two nations were celebrating the 45th anniversary of the establishment of ties. 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. 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.

Djibouti is Ethiopia’s main import and export route. 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. 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. But while the statistics stack up in China’s favour (as of 2013, about 70 per cent of Chinese aid funding was geared towards infrastructure development), there have been some bumps along the way. 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. 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. “This line will change the social and economic landscape of our two countries,” said Ethiopia’s prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn. There are many advantages of the newly established rail for both countries, but perhaps even more for China, whose increasing presence in Africa, is helping rebuild infrastructure throughout the continent, but is also raising reasonable suspicion. Comments comments. China pumps $600 million into deep-sea Angola port - WorldNews. China And Mexico: A Forced Friendship Why The U.S.

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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. 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. That means people from East Africa to the South Pacific will have access to the Chinese Beidou-2 satellite network, Beijing’s answer to the U.S. Global Positioning System, by 2018, with the satellites providing the digital glue for the roads, railways, ports and industrial parks China intends to build on terra firma.

Navigation and positioning services will form one element of a Belt and Road Initiative Space Information Corridor that China aims to set up over the next five years, the paper says. –Trefor Moss. 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). 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. Proposed by China in 2013, the Belt and Road is an infrastructure and trade network aiming to connect Asia with Europe and Africa along ancient trade routes. 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.

The single-track, 388-km railway between Chipata and Serenje highlights China's ongoing effort to expand its commercial interests in Africa. China Civil Engineering Construction Corp., a subsidiary of state-owned China Railway Construction Corp. Ltd. Rolling stock will include Chinese-made passenger trains traveling up to 120 kph and freight trains with maximum speeds of 80 kph, the CRCC said. Financing terms were not disclosed. Chinese investment in Africa has skyrocketed in recent years. China's total investment in Africa more than tripled to $26 billion between 2007 and 2013, according to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Chinese railroad builders are no strangers to Zambia. WorldStage News | 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. 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. 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). Enjoying this article? Click here to subscribe for full access. Dissecting the Data Finally, Chinese loans are building the continent. The Here and Now. 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. But, it also points to the domination of Chinese firms in the rail transport sector.

It is necessary to note that quite a number of Nigeria’s recent rail projects have been the awarded to Chinese firms, underscoring the growing relationship between Nigeria and China. The reason for China’s interest in Nigeria Comments. 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. Ce parc couvre une superficie de 279 km2 et fait partie des zones économiques spéciales développées en Chine.

Il requiert, notamment, la formation en permanence des cadres chargés de sa planification et de sa gestion, du fait qu’il se développe continuellement. La Zone Economique Spéciale (ZES) et le parc industriel de Suzhou ont motivé la signature à Pékin d'un accord de jumelage entre la ville de Suzhou et celle de Pointe-Noire. Avant de visiter le parc de Suzhou, Denis Sassou N’Guesso a rencontré les responsables principaux de la province de Jiangsu. MIATOLOKA Boryce Agapyth Correspondant particulier GCI au Cogo Brazza GuineeConakry.info.

China To Help Extend Tanzania-Zambia Railway To Four Other Countries - TVCNews: Latest African breaking news, politics, business and sports. Le chinois Haite prévoit un parc industriel géant à Tanger. What crisis? 16 of China's biggest projects in Africa — it's all billion dollar territory in here. Chinese Firm Rebuilds Somali International Airport. Chinese-built 135mln USD bridge opens in Tanzania. 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. Transport ferroviaire : une co-entreprise algéro-chinoise pour les lignes à grande vitesse. 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.

La Chine investit massivement dans les infrastructures du Malawi. Africa and China’s Construction Sector. Cameroonian and Chinese companies to partner on projects | Business News 2015-12-11. 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 |<!-- ab 21542359 -->Africa<!-- ae 21542359 --> Fast track to success |Cover Story. 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. China set for the next step in African water | Global Water Intelligence - Archive: Global Water Intelligence. China Road and Bridge Corp Cameroon land FCFA 1.7bn deals | Business News 2015-02-19. 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.