LILONGWE-(Maravi Post).The team of experts in construction industry from Republic of China is in the country for a feasibility study on all remaining areas earmarked for construction of community technical colleges (CTC).
The engineers will be in the country for a month and will visit such districts as Mzimba, Ntcheu, Mangochi, Mulanje and Nsanje where state of art of CTCs will be constructed in 2017.
Addressing a news conference on Tuesday in the capital Lilongwe, Professor Ding Zhijuan-Team leader from Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD)– disclosed that their mission was to explore more ways on how the work of constructing CTCs will be done with Chinese funds.
“We are here in Malawi to show commitment for the relationship which the nation enjoys with China. Our mission is on feasibility studies in all five areas we want to assist Malawi with the state of art of CTCs including Mzuzu Youth Center with grants from Chinese People.
“After a long month assessment, we will come up with a project plan which is expected to be factored into our 2017 fiscal plan for the approval of the grants. Another group of experts in project designing will also visit Malawi end of the year for final phases of planning as we expect to start the project in 2017,” said Professor Zhijuan.
Speaking to Maravi Post, minister of Labour Henry Mussa expressed gratitude on the visit saying it confirms the sound relationship existing between the two nations.
Mussa assured the experts of total support towards completion of their feasibility studies saying that such colleges will ease unemployment among youth in the country.