China gives Mauritius equipment worth 15.5 million rupees

Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- China's ambassador in Mauritius, Xia Shouan on Wednesday handed over agricultural and health equipment worth 15.
5 million rupees to Mauritian Economic and Corporate Affairs minister, Sushil Kushiram, in Port Louis.
The offer, funded under the fifth Sino-Mauritian Joint Commission, which was signed in Mauritius in October 1999, comprises 26 tractors for agricultural purposes, an x-ray equipment, dental chairs and assorted medical tools.
Meanwhile, the Chinese envoy announced that both sides would on 21 May sign an agreement for the Mauritian government to purchase a ship in Shanghai.
He also said Chinese investors intending to set up a spinning factory in the Freeport are due in Mauritius soon.
"For the first time, last year, the trade balance between Mauritius and China exceeded 100 million US dollars," Xia said.

09 may 2001 20:13:00

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