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Chinese embassy awards 12 winners of China-Tanzania Friendship Awards Essays Competition

On August 8th, the Awards Ceremony of China-Tanzania Friendship Awards Essays Competition was held in the Embassy of China. Aiming at celebrating the 55th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between China and Tanzania, the essays competition was launched in February, 2019 and jointly held by the Embassy and Tanzania-China Friendship Promotion Association.

H.E. Ambassador Wang Ke said to commemorate the glorious history of 55 years, a series of activities have been conducted, one being the China-Tanzania Friendship Awards Essays Competition where people from all walks of life were invited to share their stories and emotions about China-Tanzania friendship.

“Each article is full of sincerity and it showcases that the China-Tanzania relationship is always deep rooted in the people, relying on the people and truly benefiting the people,” Ambassador Wang expressed.

Among the touching stories that Ambassador Wang read from the articles submitted are; Li Xianhui, a Chinese agricultural expert working at Demonstration Center of China Agricultural Technology in Dakawa, Morogoro Region. Mr Li has been teaching farmers for 8 consecutive years on how to use Chinese technology to grow rice which has doubled rice production. Mr. Hassan Manyama, aged 70 now, has served TAZARA railway for decades and he is calling every Chinese friend he meets as “my family members from afar”.

“It is precisely because there are so many Chinese and Tanzanians like Li Xianhui and Venance treating each other as family members, the China-Tanzania friendship can always be vibrant and harvesting,” she said. The ambassador reiterated that the Embassy of China will continue to uplift the China-Tanzania relations to a new level and give more resources to people's livelihood by increasing support in the fields of education, health care and water supply, making the RAFIKI program initiated by the Chinese Embassy cover and benefit more Tanzanians.

In his remarks on behalf of the Secretary General of Tanzania-China Friendship Promotion Association (TCFPA), Juma Dosa commended youth for taking their time to do research, write their essays and submit their articles.

“We can all agree that you may not all be winners but the knowledge you have gained about friendship of our countries is worthy,” he said.

Speaking on behalf of the winners, Humphrey Mrema from Ardhi University commended the Embassy of China and described the 55 years good relations with China are beneficial for Tanzania in job creation, bilateral training, cultural exchange and development of infrastructure.

Mr. Wen Kai, representative of Mr. Zhang Junle, the winner of First Prize among Chinese articles said the TAZARA spirit needs to be carried forward to future generations and the Chinese companies will continue to make its own contribution to the development of Tanzania.



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