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Angola inaugurates a new China-donated technology training centre

Developing talent has become a focus of China-Angola relations in recent years as the countries deepen bilateral cooperation.

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Last week, Angolan President João Lourenço officially inaugurated a new professional training centre donated by the Chinese government in the city of Huambo, reports Xinhua.

Teresa Dias, Angola’s labour minister, said that the new Integrated Center for Technological Training (CINFOTEC) Huambo will help bridge the large gap in cutting-edge technology specialisation in Angola. She thanked the Chinese government for its support in talent creation in the country.

Pedro Filipe, Angolan social security secretary, noted that “professional training and employment have been prioritised” by China and Angola in the few years with great success.  He praised China for effective and reliable talent creation, which extended to Chinese companies offering internship and training opportunities to young Angolans.

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The new professional training centre is in line with China’s Plan for China-Africa Cooperation on Talent Development proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping at a summit last August. Under the initiative, China will train principals, vocational college teachers and thousands of technical personnel for Africa.

Built by Zhongding International Engineering Co. Ltd and designed and project managed by China Aviation Planning and Design Institute (Group) Co., Ltd, the 20,000-square-metre project includes 30 laboratories and six workshops for robotics, machining, computer science, automotive repair, and measurement.

In the first phase, CINFOTEC Huambo expects to train 2,400 students per year, with the first classes scheduled to start today. Director Geraldo Pambasange expressed gratitude to China for their help in building the training centre and training the staff. “[We] look forward to continuing cooperation with China in the future.”

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