China will assist Zimbabwe to build an agro-tech experimenting
center this year, an official with the Chinese Embassy said on
Hu Ming, the economic and commercial counselor of the Chinese
Embassy in Zimbabwe, said preparations for the construction of the
center were in full swing, as the two governments had signed an
agreement on the project on April 21, when a high-ranking Chinese
delegation headed by Jia Qinglin, chairman of the National
Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
(CPPCC), was paying a four-day visit in Zimbabwe.
According to the agreement, the Chinese government will provide
the necessary farming materials and send technical personnel who
are experts on maize growing.
The cooperative project will be completed in the coming three
This was the first major agreement signed between the two
governments on cooperation in agricultural sector, Hu said, adding
that it will advance the cooperation of mutual benefit to a new
He said it will also boost the agricultural production of
Zimbabwe in the future to secure the food.
During the Beijing Summit of China-Africa Cooperation Forum last
November, President Hu Jintao announced that China would help
African countries build 10 pilot agricultural technology centers in
the next three years.
(Xinhua News Agency April 27, 2007)