THE cornerstone for the first phase construction of a Science College at the Eritrean Institute of Technology (EIT) at over USD 33 million was laid last Tuesday in line with the cooperation agreement concluded between the Governments of Eritrea and the People’s Republic of China.
Present on the occasion were senior Government and PFDJ officials.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Semere Russom, Minister of Education, said that the construction of the College would make due contribution in the teaching-learning process, besides attesting to the growing ties between Eritrea and the PRC.
Likewise, Prof. Tesfamichael Haile, Vice President of Academic Affairs of the Institute, indicated that the undertaking would ease existing constraints.
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In the same vein, Ambassador N. Xiang of the PRC to Eritrea lauded Eritrea’s achievements in the education sector, and that he would exert more effort to enhance China’s development cooperation with Eritrea.
Also speaking at the cornerstone laying ceremony, Mr. Zhao Zhongning, Vice President of China Civil Engineering Construction Company, stated that the project would contribute to the exchange of experience between Eritrean and Chinese experts.