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18 China-Africa sci-tech projects inked in central China

Updated: July 7, 2023 Source: Xinhua News Agency
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People visit the booth of the China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) during the fourth Smart Transportation and Logistics Fair and Forum for the Middle East and Africa (TransMEA 2021) in Cairo, Egypt, Nov. 8, 2021. (Photo by Ahmed Gomaa/Xinhua)

WUHAN, July 6 (Xinhua) -- Eighteen China-Africa scientific and technological projects were inked Thursday in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, according to local authorities.

The deals, involving areas like advanced technology, modern agriculture, health sciences, and higher education, were announced at the ongoing 2023 China-Africa Innovation Cooperation and Development Forum.

Chinese universities, alongside research and medical institutions as well as corporations, have entered into partnerships with their African counterparts in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Egypt, Ghana, South Africa, Tunisia, Kenya, and Mozambique.

The partnerships cover diverse areas such as smart city development, multimedia communication, energy storage, water-saving irrigation, sesame variety improvement, prevention and treatment of tumors, and infrastructure.

Zhang Xiao, director of the China-Africa Innovation Cooperation Center, noted that the extensive coverage of the signed projects reflects the deepening innovative collaboration between China and Africa.  

Editor: Li Shimeng