The China Henan International Corporation Group, Ltd. has renewed its commitment to contribute to Liberia’s economy and its sustainable development agenda for transformation. CHICO’s Administrator Zhao Xiaofei said in an interview in Monrovia that training quality engineers and safety officers as well as project management officers are among some of the company’s main priorities in reconstructing post war Liberia. He said the company continues to live up to the expectation of the Liberian people and the government which is key in achieving the required level of services necessary to meet the aspirations of a nation in dire-need of road connectivity.Zhao disclosed that he company is currently being Liberianized with several workers’ of the company benefiting from a number of training opportunities (especially operating earth moving equipment) while plans are afoot to construct a multi million dollar regional headquarters that will serve other West African countries.Mr. Joseph N. Swen, CHICO Administrative/Media Relations Officer, meanwhile has commented on the Chinese owned company’s numerous contributions to the reconstruction of post war Liberia.The Government of Liberia on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 signed a US$ 70 million agreement with CHICO for the construction of the Gbarnga-Ganta-Guniea border which is 70 Kilometers, linking Gbarnga to the Guinea border, via Ganta, Nimba County.The funds for the project was provided by the GOL and the Liberia Reconstruction Trust Fund (LRTF) EU, Irish Aid, SIDA and NORAD. The LRTF is a multi-donor trust fund for infrastructure development in Liberia, established following 14 years of civil war. Meanwhile, thousands of jubilant citizens of Bong and Nimba Counties have commended the Government of Liberia and CHICO for the rehabilitation and pavement of the Gbarnga-Ganta to Guinea border road project and have described it as remarkable achievement of the government.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
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MOSCOW – A top Kremlin diplomat warned against threatening Iran with sanctions or the use of force, saying such moves would only aggravate the international standoff over Tehran’s suspect nuclear program, Russian media reports said Saturday. Rather than getting Iran to stop uranium enrichment, a tougher stance could result in Tehran’s total refusal to cooperate with the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency, said Oleg Ozerov, deputy director of the Foreign Ministry’s Middle East and North Africa Department, according to ITAR-Tass. “We firmly stand today for resolving the problems in and around Tehran diplomatically rather than militarily. Increasing international pressure on Iran has no prospects,” Ozerov was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency. The U.S. and European allies are pushing for sanctions because of Iran’s refusal to suspend its enrichment program, as demanded by the U.N. Security Council. They suspect Iran is trying to develop atomic weapons in violation of its treaty commitments. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe Iranian regime insists it has only the peaceful purpose of generating electricity. Russia, which is building that nation’s first nuclear power plant, opposes sanctions. Despite what U.S. and Russian officials have described as increasingly close positions on the Iranian nuclear program, they appear far apart heading into the Friday deadline set by the Security Council for Iran to stop enrichment. The United States and Britain say that if Iran doesn’t meet the deadline, they will try to get the council to make the demand compulsory, which would raise the possibility of sanctions.