China donates $8m for Georgetown enhancement

The People’s Republic of China has donated US$40,000 to the Global Friendships Foundation to aid in the restoration and enhancement of George-town, a release from the organisation said.

According to the press release, the Chinese Ambassador, Zhang Limin on Wednesday presented the cheque which is valued at $8M to Chairman of the Global Friendship Foundation, Mayor Hamilton Green to aid in the beautification of Georgetown. In addition to the sharing of its “knowledge and expertise in creating and managing picturesque cities,” China, through its embassy has decided to make the financial contribution.

Global Friendships Foundation is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) and has as its mission the promotion of cultural understanding and stimulating economic development.

In addition to which, the NGO has also undertaken the implementation of beautification projects and has collaborated with embassies located in and assigned to Georgetown in the furtherance of its mission.

The endowment received from China, the release said, is intended for use in projects such as: street lighting upgrades, streetscape enhancement and parks and recreational areas improvement.

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