Chinese President Hu Jintao finished his tour of Africa, where he visited eight nations, including the coastal nation, Mozambique. China announced plans to build a $57 million stadium in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. The stadium will be ready by 2010, when South Africa hosts the soccer World Cup.
Mozambique will by June 2010 have a new 42 000 seater stadium that neighbouring SA will use for World Cup soccer matches.
Radio Mozambique said on Monday in a report that the new stadium — to be financed by the Chinese government to the tune of $57-million — would be built in the neighbourhood of Zimpeto, on the outskirts of Maputo city.
The station said the stadium would be constructed under a period of two years and three months over an area of 167 900 square metres.
Mozambique expects to host some of the soccer matches at its venues by the time of the 2010 World Cup set for SA.
See Xinhua for more photos and videos of President Hu Jintao’s Africa visit.