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China has extended more than 800 million yuan (117.1 million USD) in
preferential loans since Mauritius formalised diplomatic ties with Beijing in
1972 against the advice of western powers.
High on the Mauritius government's wish-list from Hu's visit is funding
for a 90 million USD "dream bridge" to divert traffic away from the
capital's choked streets, while funding for an airport expansion is said to be
a done deal.
Last year, China and Mauritius signed agreement on a 730 million USD
Chinese Economic and Trade Cooperation Zone -- which Mauritius says will
generate a total of 40,000 jobs -- to be located just north of the capital
Building on the 211-hectare site is to start this year, making it
Mauritius's biggest foreign direct investment.
Pitching itself as a gateway between Africa and Asia, Mauritius says
the trade zone will offer the Chinese a logistics platform for projects in
Africa and provide it access to Africa's regional COMESA and SADC trading