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The government promised jobs for locals and compensation for landowners along the route of its new train. With Chinese builders blasting away, some Kenyans are still waiting.
China plans to fund and install modern reception centers, drinking water and cold storage facilities at main entry points on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The railway – which will eventually run from Kunming in southwestern China through Laos, Thailand, and Malaysia to Singapore – is a key component of China’s signature global infrastructure plan.
China is now Cuba’s biggest trading partner and has launched a major development at the Port of Mariel to nurture investment in biotech and other enterprises. Cubans say even more Chinese investment is needed, especially for Chinese tourism.
China seeks to boost strategic partnership between the two countries in the fields of agricultural and infrastructural investments.
Construction companies moved to secure major construction contracts in Algeria, overtaking France as Algeria’s largest source of expertise and imports.
China seeks to integrate the UAE into China’s New Maritime Silk Road project to boost investment and create a new platform.