China constructs three rural primary schools in Ethiopia (Linked to #1438)
Funding agency [Type]
Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]
Education (Code: 110)
In 2008, as part of framework agreed upon at the Fourth Ministerial Conference Forum on China-African Cooperation (FOCAC), China pledged to build 100 rural primary schools in Africa. As part of this agreement, the Chinese government financed construction of three rural primary schools in Ethiopia: one in the Siltie Zone, one in Tigray, and another in an unknown location (see 'An Overview of Chinese Agricultural and Rural Engagement in Ethiopia'). The school in the unknown location might be referring to the school in Mek'ele, captured in #1438. The contract for the construction of these schools was signed on October 30, 2008 (see '援埃塞三所农村小学校项目合同签署'). China is also planning to construct two more schools under the FOCAC framework. According to the Economic and Commercial Counsellor's Office of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Ethiopia, the schools were completed in 2009 (see '埃塞政府举行援埃塞两所中非友好小学项目对外施工合同签约仪式'). A handover ceremony of the schools was held on November 17, 2009 (see '我援埃塞俄比亚三所农村学校项目举行集体交接仪式'). The total cost of the project is unclear.
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