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Chinese president Hu visits stadium and cemetery for Chinese nationals


Source: | 02-16-2009 13:41

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On Sunday, Chinese President Hu Jintao also attended the completion ceremony of Tanzania's national stadium and visited a cemetery for Chinese nationals.

Visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao (C, front) and Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete (R) attend the completion ceremony of the Tanzania National Main Stadium, built by a Chinese contractor with financing from the governments of both Tanzania and China, in Dar Es Salaam, capital of Tanzania, Feb. 15, 2009. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)
Visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao (C, front) and Tanzanian 
President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete (R) attend the completion 
ceremony of the Tanzania National Main Stadium, built by a 
Chinese contractor with financing from the governments of 
both Tanzania and China, in Dar Es Salaam, capital of Tanzania, 
Feb. 15, 2009. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)

Chinese President Hu Jintao and his Tanzanian counterpart Jakaya Kikwete inaugurated the new national stadium.

Located in the western part of Dar es Salaam, construction of the stadium started in 2005.

It was built by a Chinese contractor with financing from the governments of both Tanzania and China at a cost of more than 56 million US dollars.

With 60-thousand seats, the ultra-modern stadium is the biggest in Tanzania.

President Jakaya Kikwete extended Tanzania's appreciation for China's assistance.