China pumps $25m in Malawi projects

China on Thursday confirmed it has given Malawi $25 million to support various development projects including those of education empowerment for young people. $17million is a grant while $8 million is a concession loan, the Chinese said.

President Mutharika with  Chinese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs , Zang Ming at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe
President Mutharika with Chinese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs , Zang Ming at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe

President Peter Mutharika commended China for its continued support towards various development activities in the country.

“The Chinese government continues to offer Malawi opportunities including trade without restrictions.

“It is our wish that relations between the two countries switch from grants and aid to more trade in order to boost the economy,” he said.

Mutharika said China is also making a commitment to continue supporting Malawi through agriculture, education, and infrastructure and skills development.

The visiting Chinese vice Foreign Minister, Zang Ming, said his government will continue to strengthen bilateral relations with Malawi.

Relations between Malawi and China date back to 2007 and during this time, five major projects including the new Parliament building that was opened in June 2010. That project cost around $41m and then the Malawi University of Science and Technology, in the southern district of Thyolo.

Chinese construction companies also built a secondary school in Thyolo, and constructed a 100km road between the northern districts of Karonga and Chitipa.

Beijing has also promised to build a China-Africa Friendship school in Lilongwe, establish solar and biogas pilot projects, and set up an agricultural technology demonstration centre.

Chinese projects come with “no strings attached”.

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Anonymous
6 years ago

thank you Chinese government for you support you give to us but i want to send my request to our government please tell the chinese government to borrow us money so that we can build packing station in WAYENELA BUS STATION during the rainy season its very bad to walk there because mad is every where we need also standard road free ways from Blantyre to Lilongwe and from Lilongwe to Mzuzu and we need also paving alongside the road timasilila maiko mwamzanthumu anthu akamayenda wapansi osatuwa we need also post office in our rural areas with high standard you… Read more »

Imraan Sadick
6 years ago

Munthu sadzatheka basi especially Mmalawi,achinena kuti China yadula ubale ndi Boma la Malawi ndiye ma Comment akafika 100 kuombera mmanja ndikuphazi komwe
Amalawi vuto lathu ndi nsanje,kukula ntima ndikudzikonda-iyi ndinkhani yabwino yoti every citizen should be proud of regardless his/her political affiliation
Allah bless Malawi!

shaddrack mwakhulala
shaddrack mwakhulala
6 years ago
Reply to  Imraan Sadick

u r right my bro ,but its time to upgrade our country ,just imagine we dont have even our own airline

shaddrack mwakhulala
shaddrack mwakhulala
6 years ago

come on Mr president .we cant just pump every single cent which comes on agriculture lets give white farmers achance to do that .we r having Degrees we need jobs .Malawi is getting poorer becoz every PRESIDENT WHO COMES START WITH FARMING LIKE KAMUZU DID.WE r living in the new world we need ,Hospitals ,schools ,nice transportation,upgrade our cities make them beaultiful and big ,HIGHWAYS MUST BE EVERYWHERE.

pradeep
pradeep
6 years ago

encouraging

Tipex
Tipex
6 years ago

Koma kusauka sikwabwino ndithu. A mere Vice Minister meeting a president simply because ali ndi ndalama?

kashata kwa ndandanda
6 years ago

Pocket money for David Madonna

Poor Malawi
Poor Malawi
6 years ago

Beggars cant be choosers !!! Hahaha, do you even know the impact if coal and its subsidaries ?? You will get thins for free use it for a few years and start begging again!!

Mr.Bambo
Mr.Bambo
6 years ago

A President mwameta bho,cut yandiwaza iyo!!Zoonadi masiku ano wakalamba wafuna.

Hello!
Hello!
6 years ago

Make sure that the money is used for the intended purposes. Kusolola iyayi!!!

Guest
Guest
6 years ago

We need to manufacture our own Fertiliser. The Chinese have technologies to manufacture Fertiliser from most organic materials and compounds, including human dung. Please show us how and invest in such a manufacturing plant.

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