The Chinese government will fund the construction of a road for egg producers in Madagascar, representatives from the two countries confirmed during a signing ceremony for the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) of the project in Antananarivo, Madagascar’s capital…Full Article: Xinhua Aug 2017

Key Point

  • As a result of the agreement signed between the Madagascar government and the Chinese Agency for International Economic Cooperation (AIECO), a 20-kilometer-road, linking two villages, will be built to service Mahitsy, central Madagascar. According to a AIECO representative, once completed, the road will facilitate the trade of 150,000 eggs per day.
  • In March 2017, Madagascar’s President met with Xi Jinping in Beijing to discuss the inclusion of Madagascar into China’s Belt and Road initiative.

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  • In November 2006, technicians from China’s Hunan Academy of Agricultural Sciences arrived in Madagascar to help establish a hybrid rice demonstration center.
  • In 1972, Madagascar and the People’s Republic of China established formal diplomatic relations.

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