- A landmark Algerian highway built to connect 17 provinces has been completed with China's CITIC Construction delivering its final 84-km segment on Saturday.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony held in El Tarf, Algerian Prime Minister Aymen Benabderrahmane hailed the highway's strategic significance in substantially facilitating people's travel, and promoting economic exchanges between Algeria and Tunisia.
阿尔及利亚总理Aymen Benabderrahmane在El Tarf举行的落成典礼上发表讲话，称赞这条高速公路在极大地便利人民出行和促进阿尔及利亚与突尼斯之间的经济交流方面具有战略意义。
Praising the "exceptional quality of work," he added that Algerian engineers and technicians gained valuable hands-on experience from building the highway.
CITIC Construction also fulfilled social responsibilities by establishing a management institute and a national quality control center, training thousands of Algerian technicians, and supporting community initiatives, including participation in social activities such as donations for needy families during the holy month of Ramadan, construction of forest firebreaks, and flood relief, the company said in a statement.
Ahcene Boukhelfa, Algerian ambassador to China, said CSCEC's efforts will further boost the long-term relationship between China and Algeria, and he spoke highly of the company's contributions to Algeria's economic development over the past 40 years.
Over the past 10 years, Changsha, Hunan province-headquartered Zoomlion has taken part in several key projects in Africa, including the Algerian East-West Highway Project, Djama Grand Mosque Project, Algerian Capital Airport New Terminal Project and South Africa World Cup Stadium Project, providing strong support for African infrastructure construction.
Ahcene Boukhelfa, Algerian ambassador to China, said the two countries trust each other deeply and have close and sincere diplomatic relations.
China's truck manufacturer Shaanxi Automobile Group on Tuesday inaugurated its first assembly plant in Algeria, as part of a joint venture with its Algerian partner Mazouz Trade Group.
He further noted that "Shacman considers Algeria as its most strategic market, globally, as 40,000 heavy-duty trucks have been sold here since 2007, representing 80 percent of the Algerian trucks market share.
"For his part, Mazouz stressed that "the assembly plant has been established thanks to the Algerian government's encouragement to local operators to contribute to the diversification of national economy.
He further stressed that "the main objective of the plant is to transfer technology so that we would be able to output the first Algerian made truck.
The Algerian government has been making an effort in recent years to boost the automotive industry to diversify its oil-dependent economy and reduce exorbitant car imports bill which hit $7.5 billion in 2014.
Director of Algiers office of China Shipbuilding Trading Company (CSTC), Luo Zengqiang, said the "agreement is important for Algeria as it is due to increase Algerian maritime traveling capacity.
The contract was inked Sunday between Algerian Maritime Transport Company and a Chinese consortium of Guangzhou Shipyard International and CSTC, for the construction of a new ferry with a capacity of 1,800 passengers and 600 vehicles.
The Chinese side will also provide a 6-month training program for Algerian staff as mentioned in the contract terms.
Many Algerian ministries, such as the defense ministry, the interior ministry and foreign ministry, are working to these ends and some of them have made remarkable advances.
In addition to solutions and services, Huawei Algeria also provides high-level training programs to Algerian engineers and university teachers.
On the roof of the prayer hall, 40 meters from the ground level, Ali Djema, a young Algerian architect, is in charge of monitoring the implementation of the facades.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika approved the contract between the Algerian Motorways Agency (AAA) and the Chinese construction firm of CITIC, the source said.
In October of 2014, the Algerian government cancelled the contract with the Japanese public work consortium Cojaal over delay in the completion of a 84 km section part of the east-west motorway.
Algerian highway authorities have issued two formal warnings to Cojaal about the growing delays plaguing the project.
In response, the Japanese consortium decided to take a legal action against the Algerian government at an international arbitration court.
Chinese telecommunications manufacturing giant Huawei signed an agreement this week with Algerian telecommunications operator Algerie Telecom (AT) to develop very high-speed Internet service, Algeria's state news agency reported.
"Meanwhile, another Chinese telecom product manufacturer, ZTE, signed a partnership agreement with the Algerian Federation for Young Entrepreneurs (FNTE), as part of the deployment of an optical cabling network nationwide.
As 2022 marks the 60th anniversary of Algeria's independence, the company sent 127 professional fireworks operators to travel to more than 50 Algerian cities and towns to carry out the displays at the same time on the same day in July last year.
Emma Jiang, representative of the Chinese tire brand Best Choice, told Xinhua that the Algerian tire market is very promising.
"Within five years, we have gained market share with our Algerian partners, especially in the tire component truck.
"Chinese companies have also expressed their desire to set up partnership ventures with Algerian operators to start manufacturing, given that the Algerian government wants to develop the automobile industry to curb dependence on oil revenues.
This year, the event brings together more than 300 exhibitors including 73 percent from some 20 countries, while 15 percent are Algerian and 12 percent are foreign manufacturers established in Algeria, according to Boumezrag.
In his talks with visiting Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune in Beijing, Li called on both sides to forge a model for high-tech cooperation between developing nations.
- China's top legislator Zhao Leji on Wednesday met with Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune in Beijing.
He said China's NPC is willing to work with the Algerian People's National Assembly and the Council of the Nation to implement the important consensus reached by the two heads of state, enhance exchanges and cooperation at all levels, and provide an improved legal guarantee for practical bilateral cooperation.
"China is willing to work with Algeria to push bilateral friendly cooperation in various fields to a new level under the strategic guidance of the two heads of state," Li said in his meeting with Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who is paying a state visit to China.