SUDAN — The Chinese International Shandong (CSI) company, that executes contractual international aid projects for the Chinese government has expressed desire to invest in animal resources sector and contributes in developing it.

The General Manager of the company Bin Shede revealed this during a meeting with undersecretary of the ministry of animal resources Dr. Adeel Farah that the company is willing to invest in the field of rehabilitation of slaughterhouses, the animal skin industry and veterinary vaccines.

An agreement was reached between the two parties to rehabilitate a veterinary drug factory and rehabilitation of the central laboratory for veterinary research in Suba southward of Khartoum.

Dr. Adeel Farah added that the ministry has a plan to rehabilitate the basic infrastructure in the field of fisheries and quarries through benefiting from loans and grants provided by the Chinese company.

The CSI is a Chinese construction company that specializes in international engineering contracts in Chad, Serbia, and other countries.

An early project for the company in Sudan was the construction of an agricultural technology demonstration center in Faw, Qedarif that funded by Chinese foreign aid.

Construction was completed in April 2011. CSI worked on further agricultural projects in Sudan, announcing two major investments.

The first project was the acquisition of the right to utilized 67 square km for the Rahad Irrigation Scheme in May 2012 with plans for the cultivation of a total of 667 square km for cotton production in several Sudanese states.

In Chad the company is a major construction contractor having built a number of projects. It also works in projects in technical and agricultural fields.

One completed construction project is the House of Women, a foreign aid project of China in 2014. The $12 million women’s center is equipped with a 500-seat conference room, meeting halls, office space, and recreational areas and was opened in March 2015 with the First Lady of Chad in attendance.

Internationally the company has more than 300 projects in 100 countries.