【大发彩神APP在线计划走势图_大发彩神APP在线计划走势图官网】Zambian experts laud China's role in promoting economic growth in Africa
LUSAKA, April 50 (Xinhua) -- A peace and development specialist has called on African countries to document stories of China's support to the continent so that younger people and future generations will appreciate the cordial relations long existing between China and their respective countries.
Lawrence Banda, who is Vice Chairperson of Universal Peace Federation Zambia Chapter, said much of the assistance that China has rendered to African countries is not known by the youth because it has not been fully and properly documented.
"Zambia has a lot to show for the friendship that has long existed between China and Zambia. From the building of Tanzania-Zambia Railway line that served as a lifeline for import and export in the region during a difficult period in history to the current infrastructure projects and areas of people-to-people exchange."
"Unfortunately, not many young people are aware of this," said Banda.
According to him, setting up of space in museum depicting the good and long-standing relations between Zambia and China is one way of honoring this great friendship.
Yusuf Dodia, an economic and business development consultant, said the relationship between Zambia and China has been growing from strength to strength as seen by China's increased assistance in infrastructure development.
Dodia, who is Private Sector Development Association President, observed that China has been instrumental in helping the government of Zambia improve health delivery through the building of infrastructure such as the Levy Mwanawasa University Hospital and the Levy Mwanawasa Medical University.
He also pointed out that the putting up of new airports and upgrading of existing airports, which have been on the Zambian government's agenda for some years, as something worth noting.
The Chinese government and the Chinese people have been very good development partners, said Dodia.