NAIROBI Jonathan Ericsson Jersey
, May 26 (Xinhua) -- Growing Sino-Kenya ties are going to boost Kenya's economic growth, a Chinese embassy official said on Friday.
Economic and Commercial counselor at the Chinese Embassy in Kenya Guo Ce said in a commentary published in a local daily that nearly half of all Kenya's 30 flagship projects under the national economic blue print Vision 2030 are due to the close cooperation.
"Along the Kenyan coast, following in the more than 600 year old footsteps of the great navigator of the Ming Dynasty Zheng He, one can find three projects that bear witness of the benefits of the bilateral cooperation Darren Helm Jersey
," Guo said.
Guo said that the Chinese funded Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway is Kenya's largest project since independence and is a crucial part of East Africa's railway network.
"By the end of last year, the construction of the 480 kilometer railroad had created 42,000 jobs for Kenyans, of whom 42.3 percent are technical and management staff Martin Frk Jersey
," the Chinese official said in the commentary published in the Daily Nation.
The SGR will become both a regional artery of communication and a link to the adjacent industrial parks and special economic zones.
Guo said that through the SGR, Kenya is on a faster track to achieve a booming economic belt of modern manufacturing and accelerated growth.
Other Kenyan projects undertaken through a Chinese concessional loan is the Kenya Power Distribution System Modernization Project in the coastal region of Malindi.
"Since 2015, it has supplied 300,000 people and industrial projects in the River Tana with stable Luke Glendening Jersey
, high-quality electricity," Guo added.
Beijing has also supported the geothermal project at Olkaria, which is considered a model for "South-South cooperation" by former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
The 145 geothermal boreholes raised Kenya's power generation capacity by 20 percent, cutting the overall power cost by 30 percent.
China is Kenya's largest trading partner Henrik Zetterberg Jersey
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A TOTAL of 114 trains are expected to run on the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High-speed Railway on peak days during the initial stages after rail services begin on the section.
Chan Fan, secretary for transport and housing of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, made the disclosure in Beijing on Monday. He was in Beijing to meet with officials of China Railway Corp. to discuss issues related to the Hong Kong section’s train frequency Anthony Mantha Jersey
, stops, financial arrangements and more.
Chan said they made detailed assessments of passenger flow as well as ticketing and non-ticketing revenues and that the negotiations were going smoothly. Chan also expressed his hope that the railway authority on the mainland would do its best to provide convenience for Hong Kong residents in terms of self-service ticket purchasing.
Work on the Hong Kong section started in April 2010 and the link is scheduled to open in the third quarter of next year.
On Nov. 15, the Legislative Council (LegCo) of the HKSAR passed a non-binding motion supporting the HKSAR Government’s co-location arrangement at the cross-border railway station in West Kowloon, which will allow passengers of cross-border trains one-stop boundary control.
To implement the co-location arrangement Jimmy Howard Jersey
, the mainland and the HKSAR need to first reach a cooperation arrangement, which will be endorsed by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress. After the congress’s endorsement, the HKSAR needs to implement it through the enactment of local legislation.
On Nov. 18, a cooperation arrangement was signed between the mainland and the HKSAR on the co-location arrangement Tomas Tatar Jersey
, marking the first step by the two sides in jointly proceeding with the relevant work for implementing the clearance procedures of the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High-speed Railway.
(Shenzhen Daily News)
LIVERPOOL, Britain, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- The British city of Liverpool is to host a nine-month long festival of the best of Chinese contemporary art and culture in 2018 to mark the city's 10th anniversary as the 2008 European Capital of Culture.
A taster of a year of events was announced by city hall officials Thursday, with full details being announced in January.
The city says the Year of the Dog celebrations in what is Europe's oldest Chinatown will kick start the nine-month program under the banner of "China Dream".
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New Year festivities will run the length of Berry Street in Chinatown, while a spectacular projection show will illuminate the city's Chinese Arch, the largest outside mainland China, and surrounding buildings Justin Abdelkader Jersey
, accompanied by music from popular Chinese artists.
There will also be a Chinese New Year pyrotechnic display which city officials say "will blow your socks off".
February's launch of China.