Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Sudan - Forward Looking Country

Despite the setbacks down in south, west and east with different tribes trying to settle with the existing government, it has not hampered the government's effort in preparing for the future.

Owing to the large in-flow of chinese companies/investments into Sudan, the University of Khartoum could foresee the need of chinese language. Hence, a department was set up to cater for it. Even a Chinese Bridge Speech competition was held in the university in order to enhance the students' abilities to speak in the language. They could be better than me.

With another language in their cap besides their arabic and english languages, it will help graduates to obtain jobs with chinese companies there. With influence such as China's oil interests (approx. 60% goes to China) in Sudan and Sudanese's value of imports from China equates 5% of China's oil import from Sudan. The main oil company in Sudan is Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company which is 40% chinese-owned. Apart from that a major 1,500km pipeline to Port Sudan on the Red Sea is being constructed by chinese companies. With such impact, the government cannot afford to close even one eye.

Smart move for a country that is still considered a Third World Country. I'm sure Malaysia is much better than this.........

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2 Comments:

Blogger Shionge said...

This is being proactive :) Good!

13 June, 2007 09:13  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

considered very good move already and even usa is having chinese language in college/universities

13 June, 2007 10:32  

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