Asmara, 01 July 2014:- In line with the agreement concluded in December 2011 between the Eritrean and PRC governments regarding cooperation in the economic and technical sectors, an agreement was signed last Saturday for the first phase of the construction of College of Science in Mai- Nefhi at an expenditure of USD 33 million.
During the signing ceremony, Mr. Abraha Asfaha, Minister of Public Works, and Mr. Hagos Gebrehiwet, Head of Economic Affairs at the PFDJ were present. The Vice President of Academic Affairs at the Eritrean Institute of Technology, Prof. Tesfamicheal Haile, signed the agreement on the part of the Eritrean government. On the Chinese side, Mr. Hao Yizhong, Director of China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, signed the accord.
Reports indicated that the construction of the 3-storey building would get underway next August and is expected to be finalized within 30 months.