China ready to aid Guyana’s infrastructural development

first_imgChinese Ambassador to Guyana, Cui Jianchu said his country stands ready to aid the infrastructural development of Guyana in light of the expected oil and gas boom, adding that in order for a country to develop, the necessary infrastructure needs to be put in place.Chinese Ambassador to Guyana, Cui JianchuThe Ambassador made the statement while delivering the Vice Chancellor’s Seventh Renaissance Lecture on Monday at the University of Guyana’s Turkeyen Campus. He told the gathering of students, lecturers and members of civil society that the Chinese businesses are willing to invest in Guyana’s development and that the Private Sector should play a much more integral role in the country’s development.He added too that Guyana is on China’s list for aid and as part of his Government’s strategy of extending diplomatic relations, the idea of President David Granger’s dream of realising a paved highway from Linden to Lethem would be realised.“In China we have a thing that if you want to get rich then you have to build your road. There is the opportunity in Guyana for China and Guyana because we not only have the experience, we have the human power and we think the two countries can work together,” he noted.“The President told me how can we build the road from Lethem to Linden and I told my colleagues we have to spend time to go there and to drive there. We think that if we develop Guyana, we know you have gas and oil by 2020 but we think we could have the opportunity to invest more resources in infrastructure and I think that is a good move,” the diplomat added.He further stated that he is committed to working with the Guyanese businesses and Government to realise the infrastructure potentials, making specific reference to the current expansion project at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) being executed by China Harbour Engineering.“I am ready to work with the Guyanese business people, the Government to make the infrastructure. To try to make the infrastructure first eye, the vision into action and to make reality. The Cheddi Jagan Airport is done by Chinese Harbour and it is expected to be finished by year end and it is really important step. We also want to see how can we have deep harbour, how can we have the highway because in China we have suffered a lot… without infrastructure we cannot support development in the country,” Jianchung related.He added that they are aggressively working with the Government to implement the “Jainchung Initiative” or the 5 IT strategy that focuses on: Infrastructure, Information Communication Technology (ICT), Investment, Industry and Integration in addition to Talks, Talent, Technology, Trade and Tourism. He said the initiative is consistent with Guyana’s green agenda as well as its overall development policy and it can form the basis for increased investment and trade between Guyana and China.“Integration – this is one of the hardest for us because not a lot of Chinese know about Guyana and those here are recognised as one of the nations. We have them in every field and we are working to have them integrated in the Guyanese society,” he highlighted.The ambassador said as a part of facilitating development in developing nations, the Chinese Government started the One Belt One Road Initiative (OBORI) or simply called the Silk Road Economic Belt. The OBORI aims to connect the disparate regions in China’s near and distant neighbourhood through a massive programme of infrastructure building and is expected to cost some $100 trillion with over four per cent of that amount already being invested.last_img read more

England rugby players ‘should behave like footballers’, says RFU chief exec

first_img“They all wanted to win and were planning to do their best, which they did, but there was something nice about the attitude of the players.“One key thing I liked about it was that many of the players were good role models for the sport.“If you were a young kid watching it, you would be impressed by it.“That is great for football and that is what we need to do and I think we do already.” 5 5 Southgate has been hailed around the world for bringing a positive atmosphere to the dressing room as he led England to a first football World Cup semi-final since 1990.Conversely, the rugby team have lost five of their last six tests and Jones could face the sack if results do not improve in the upcoming autumn internationals.Brown said: “I was impressed by the whole situation. Southgate did a brilliant job and England were fantastic, representing our nation brilliantly.“What impressed me most was the attitude and culture of the squad. “There was a humility and modesty about the footballers. highlights Boxing Belter Rocky vs Drago: Relive a classic as Balboa exacts revenge on Apollo’s killer Rugby players should look to footballers for advice on how to be role models, according to the RFU’s chief executive.Steve Brown praised the job done by England football team boss Gareth Southgate at the World Cup in Russia and called on his counterpart Eddie Jones to institute a similar culture. live cricket The most unbelievable UFC knockouts of the decade, with McGregor, Silva and Holm South Africa vs England first Test live on talkSPORT 2 The football team’s cohesion was crucial to their progress at the World Cup Brown has been RFU CEO since September 2017 5 England’s recent performances at Rugby World Cups are a concern after reaching back-to-back finals in 2003 and 2007.A disappointing quarter-final defeat to France in 2011 was followed by a complete capitulation on home soil four years later, losing to Wales and Australia at Twickenham as they became the first hosts to be knocked out in the group stages.Jones, enduring a rocky 2018 after winning 24 of his first 25 matches in charge, will speak with Southgate ahead of the autumn fixtures.The Australian coach faces South Africa, two former sides Japan and Australia and a huge test against world champions New Zealand. PLAN 5 PLANS Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more center_img Frank Warren names four dream fights he wants to make in 2020, including Fury vs AJ England’s 2015 World Cup disaster spelled the end for Jones’ predecessor, Stuart Lancaster There were calls for Southgate to be knighted after taking England to the final four in Russia LATEST SPORTS NEWS Canelo, Joshua and Wilder pick up prestigious Ring Magazine awards for 2019 Jones is under pressure after losing five of his last six matches, including three defeats in the 2018 Six Nations KO KINGS AJ insists he was serious about sparring Fury – ‘I might batter him around the ring’ Jake Paul vs AnEsonGib officially announced with date and venue confirmed Watch the top seven KOs of the year, including Wilder and Chisora ANOTHER ONE MONEY CELEBRATION Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 5 BRUTALITY Brown continued: “Southgate did a brilliant job and England were fantastic – representing our nation brilliantly.“They deserve all the compliments they’ve had.“If there are lessons to be learned and discussions to be had, I’m sure Eddie will have those. He knows Southgate pretty well.”“I’d like to inspire the nation as much as the football guys did as we head into the 2019 World Cup.”last_img read more