Burundian farmer John Ahiboneye wearing rainboots stood in rippling green rice on a December morning. He was harvesting rice in the rice field which stretches beyond sight. The rice field located in the southwestern suburbs of Kirundo Town, chief town of Kirundo Province, northeastern Burundi, was unfit for growing rice and was even hard for people to stand on the ground, until Chinese firm STECOL Corporation conducted an irrigation and water conservancy project here for over 538 hectares of land…Full Article: Xinhua Dec 2017

Key Point

  • In September 2014, STECOL Corporation began construction on an irrigation project in Kirundo Province, northern Burundi. The project was completed in December 2016.

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  • In December 1963, Burundi and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) established formal diplomatic ties. From January 1965 to October 1971, Burundi broke off diplomatic relations with the PRC due to anti-communist sentiment and closer relations with Taiwan.
  • Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Tianjin, STECOL Corporation is an engineering and construction company. The company has carried out infrastructure projects in mainland China and overseas.

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