A primary school donated to the Darfur region by the Chinese embassy in Sudan was completed and put to use on Saturday.
Located in Nyala, capital of South Darfur state, the school has32 classrooms, six teachers' offices, 600 sets of chairs and desks, and a small football pitch.
Chinese Ambassador to Sudan Li Chengwen, Deputy Governor of South Darfur state Abdel Aziz Adam al-Hilu and hundreds of children studying in the school attended the opening ceremony held in the school's playground.
Al-Hilu called the school the best gift the local people have ever received and praised the Chinese people as the true friends of the Sudanese people.
He said even before the school was finished, some anxious teachers and students began to have classes there.
The school was constructed by the engineering troops of the Chinese peacekeeping forces in Darfur. After getting the go-ahead from the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), the troops used their spare time to build the school, which is deemed as the top-class school in South Darfur state in terms of the standard of construction and equipment.
Al-Hilu also said 54 primary schools donated by the Chinese government to South Darfur State are being completed and put to use one after another and will surely play an important role in promoting the local cultural and social development.
(Xinhua News Agency September 7, 2009)