Chinese company carries out road project in Ethiopia

14:46, April 04, 2011      

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A Chinese delegation led by Gu Xiaojie, Ambassador of China to Ethiopia, has paid a two-day visit recently to projects run by Chinese companies here in Ethiopia.

The delegation has visited a road project in Dodola-Goba towns of the Bale Zone in southwestern Ethiopia while they met and held talks with the local community and the Chinese business people in the towns about the projects.

The road project that runs from Dodola-Goba town in Bale Zone of the Oromia Regional State is underway by a Chinese company called CGCOC and covers a distance of some 132 km. The Chinese delegation has also visited the site and held talks with the contractor and community leaders of Bale Zone as well as local officials about the road project.

Speaking on the occasion, Gu said the project is an important one as it is a part of areas which Ethiopia and China are working in cooperation.

"China and Ethiopia enjoy a very good relation because we have traditional relation; and in the past couple of years the bilateral cooperation between the two countries is expanding; we are very much satisfied with the expanding cooperation and also with the traditional relation between these countries," he said.

Ethiopia has been making achievements in various sectors he said, adding that China is happy to be part of every developmental endeavor of the country.

He further said China would be by Ethiopia's side for close cooperation as the country is implementing the five-year Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP).

Sisay Hurissa, Administrator of the Bale Zone, commended the Chinese government for the project.

He said the project would enable the Bale Zone to have modern road which the zone lacked for many years in the past, and which was an obstacle to benefit from the natural resource and trading activities.

The administrator told Xinhua that the Chinese workers are working day and night with commitment to finish the project on schedule and with quality.

Source: Xinhua

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