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Chinese Embassy donates N$300,000 to UNAM for research and development

Chinese Embassy donates N$300,000 to UNAM for research and development

The University of Namibia (UNAM) got a financial boost to support the establishment of a multi-functional science research and development center from the Chinese Embassy in Namibia.

Chinese Ambassador to Namibia, Yiming Zhang on behalf of the Embassy on Tuesday handed a donation of N$300,000 to the Vice Chancellor of UNAM, Professor Lazarus Hangula.

“Innovation is an inexhaustible source of human progress and a powerful driving force for the development of a country,” said Yiming.

According to Yiming as an all-weather partner of Namibia, China is willing to actively support the research work of UNAM and hopes that Namibia’s science and technology development can catch up with the times, serve industry revitalization, support livelihood improvements and help the country to achieve prosperity.

“In recent years, China has made remarkable achievements in numerous fields, which has not only promoted economic development but also changed people’s life, boosted national progress and rejuvenation,” he added.

Vice Chancellor Lazarus Hangula expressed his gratitude, adding that the donation was an example of how UNAM and China’s deep ties of friendship had evolved towards a partnership that profits both countries.

“UNAM and China have a rooted longstanding friendship as development partners. There is no doubt that education is the key for socio-economic development of nations in the 21st century. Since its establishment in 1992, the University of Namibia has grown into a comprehensive academic and research institution offering undergraduate and postgraduate programs as well as undertaking research and development,” he added.


 

 

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