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Grenada signs economic agreement with China

The government of Grenada and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) have signed an economic and technical agreement valued at US$4.8 million.

Grenada’s Minister for Finance Nazim Burke and Ambassador of the PRC to Grenada, Xu Jianguo signed the agreement.

“On behalf of the government, I wish to place on record our profound gratitude to the government and people of the People’s Republic of China for its continued financial support in assisting us to meet the needs of our people,” Burke said.

He said the grant will go towards projects that were agreed upon by the two governments, according to a Grenada government statement.

Burke said the agreement is an indication of the ongoing friendly relations between the two countries.

Meantime, as part of the continuing corporation between the Grenada government and India, Grenada will benefit from three training courses to be conducted during the first quarter of 2013.

Two police officers will each attend a course in information technology (IT) in law enforcement and advance fingerprinting and computers from Jan. 7 to March 29, 2013 in India.

The Grenada Department of Labor will benefit from a training and development program, entitled “Development of Employment Policy for Sustainable Economic Development and Improvement in Workers Welfare, from Jan. 16 to Feb. 2, 2013.

Prime Minister Tillman Thomas said, “The priority for my administration is the development of our human resource. We continue to work with international partners and friendly governments to secure opportunities for our people to fulfill their potential and improve the quality of service to our people.”

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