Tanzania’s ruling party thanks China for donation of street lights


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23, (Xinhua/GNA) – Tanzanian ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) thanked the
Chinese embassy Thursday for donating street lights to the country’s leading
public university.

CCM Secretary
General Bashiru Ally thanked the Chinese embassy for funding the installation
of 35 solar street lights at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM).

“The street
lights will improve security at the university, especially during night
time,” said Ally, a former lecturer at the university.

Speaking shortly
before he launched the street lights along Chief Kunanmbi Street, he said
China’s contribution to UDSM was indelible for continued support of the
university’s academic status and infrastructure.

He said the landmark
41-million-U.S.-dollar library complex funded by China at the university was
another testimony of China’s commitment toward assisting Tanzania in achieving
its development goals.

The library complex
covers an area of 4.7 hectares with a floor area of 20,000 square meters. It
consists of a library, a Confucius Institute and a Sino-Tanzanian Cultural
Exchange park. With the capacity of stocking 800,000 books, the library can
house 2,100 people at the same time.

Wang Ke, Chinese
ambassador to Tanzania, said the street lights would greatly facilitate the
night-time travel and learning and social activities of teachers, students and
the public.

China will continue
to deepen China-Tanzania exchanges and pragmatic cooperation in education and
related fields in order to benefit the two peoples, she said.