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Aid projects built by China in Africa

Updated: Dec 2,2015 2:49 PM

As the headquarters of the African Union, the AU Conference Center cost $200 million and was totally funded by China. It is the largest aid project by China in Africa since the TAZARA railway. The main building is 99.9 meters tall and is the tallest building in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. [Photo/Xinhua]

Tanzania-Zambia (TAZARA) Railway

Tanzania, Zambia

A boy is pictured inside a train traveling on the Tanzania-Zambia (TAZARA) Railway, Sept 17, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

African Union Conference Center and Office Complex


The African Union Conference Center, headquarters of African Union, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Jan 28, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

Addis Ababa - Adama Expressway


The Addis Ababa - Adama expressway, built at a cost of more than $709 million, will reduce average travel time of the 84km route from the current three hours to less than one hour. The sixlane highway is designed in accordance with Chinese standards, and the China provided concessionary loans. [Photo/Xinhua]

Zimpeto Stadium


The Zimpeto Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Zimpeto, Mozambique, which was inaugurated on April 23, 2011. It is mainly used for soccer and was the main stadium for the 2011 All-Africa Games. It has a capacity of 42,000 spectators. The stadium was built with funds from China.[Photo/Xinhua]

Mozambique’s armed forces hold a military parade at the Zimpeto Stadium in Maputo, capital of Mozambique, Sept 25, 2014.[Photo/Xinhua]

Maputo Airport New Terminals


As the largest airport in Mozambique, Maputo Airport was upgraded with concessionary loans from the China. The project includes two parts: the international terminal completed in 2010, and the domestic terminal in 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]

Dakar National Grand Theater


The Grand Theatre in Dakar was constructed from 2008-2011 by China National Complete Plant Import Export Corporation as a gift. The six-story, 1800 seat theatre was built at a cost of 16 billion CFA francs ($34 million), of which China paid 14 billion CFA francs and Senegal contributed the rest.[Photo/Xinhua]

People watch performance at The Grand Theatre in Dakar, Senegal, April 15, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

Merowe Dam


Located in northern Sudan on the Nile River, the Merowe Dam is the largest contemporary hydropower project in Africa, which contains a reservoir of 20 percent of the Nile’s annual flow. It is largest foreign project the Chinese industry has ever participated in, and construction was finished in 2009. [Photo/Xinhua]

Mali Hospital


The Mali Hospital, built with Chinese aid, officially opened in September 2011, where China’s medical aid team conducted the first heart operation in Mali. [Photo/Xinhua]

Yaounde Conference Center


The Yaounde Conference Center, covering an area of 30,797 kilometers, was constructed from March 1978 to October 1981 under the China’s aid. The project was a fallout of a win-win partnership between the Chinese and the Cameroonian government as China also supports Cameroon in the field of agriculture, education and infrastructure. The complex got a new facelift on Aug 20, 2015, at an estimated cost of 130 million yuan (12.58 billion CFA franc). [Photo/Xinhua]

Stade des Martyrs

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Stade des Martyrs, also known as Martyrs of Pentecost Stadium, is a national stadium located in the town of Lingwala in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Built with Chinese aid, the stadium was put into use on Sept 14, 1994 after construction from Oct 14, 1988 to Oct 14, 1993. The building is now the venue of the city where the international meetings, as well as many other sporting events of cultural importance.[Photo/Xinhua]