The Chinese government has extended a grant of 200 million Yuan (about US$31.5 million) to South Sudan for development projects in the newly independent state. The grant was announced on Monday in Juba after a meeting between the South Sudanese minister of Information and Broadcasting Barnaba Marial Benjamin and the Chinese Ambassador Li Zhiguo to Juba.
Ambassador Zhiguo said the grant is dedicated to support agriculture, education, health and water supply projects. He further said that Beijing government will donate a number of radio stations to South Sudan to promote media development.
(Source: Sudan Tribune via Media Network Weblog)