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Freight train service deepens China-Europe cooperation amid pandemic




John Okeke

On June 29, a Yiwu-Madrid express train carrying 70 TEU containers of pandemic prevention materials arrived in Madrid, Spain. The goods, including 25.05 million masks and 400,000 sets of protective clothing, weighed 257 tons.


“These materials are very valuable. They support us in strengthening epidemic prevention and control and create a safe environment for resumption of production,” said the Spanish manager of DSV, a Danish transport and logistics company.


Spain has a rising demand for pandemic prevention materials, and the China-Europe freight train service has obvious advantages in material transportation. It is reliable and convenient, he added.

Wu Haitao, the Chinese ambassador to Spain, said the Yiwu-Madrid express train carrying medical materials is a living proof of international anti-coronavirus cooperation.


Since the COVID-19 outbreak, the freight trains have been playing a crucial role in supporting Europe’s anti-pandemic fight by opening “green passages” for the transport of important supplies and raw materials.


Over the course of the first six months of the year, freight trains have made a total of 294 trips along the Yiwu-Madrid line, carrying 24,466 TEU containers, up 117.1 percent year-on-year.

Carlos Santana, who is responsible for the company operating the Yiwu-Madrid line in Spain, said that railway transport has been proven to be a bridge of strengthening anti-pandemic cooperation, while deepening friendship between the two countries.




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NPoA Implementation; AUDA-NEPAD Boss assured Stakeholders participation



By Joel Ajayi
The National Coordinator and Chief Executive Officer AUDA-NEPAD Nigeria, Princess Gloria Akobundu fsi has assured Stakeholders at the 5 day Capacity building workshop on harmonization and finalization, monitoring and evaluation framework for the implementation of second National Programme of Action (NPoA) of their active participation in the implementation of the NPoA.

Akobundu gave the assurance in her closing remark at the end of the 5 Day workshop held in Abuja.

Akobundu described the NPoA as a National document and express satisfaction at the level of enthusiasm expressed by participants at the workshop. 
She expressed optimism that the NPoA will stand the test of time having spent 5 days fine-tuning and improving the document for smooth implementation.
Akobundu thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his unalloyed support. She equally thanked the Secretary to Government of the Federation and APRM Focal Person, Barr Boss Mustapha and all participants who have contributed to the success of the process.
On his part, the Continental CEO of Africa Peer Review Mechanism, Prof Eddy Maloka represented by Jean Yves Adou said the continental body is pleased with Nigeria on the way it has conducted it’s Review activities and also the workshop since it started five day ago.
He said with Nigeria been the first to be reviewed in West Africa and the Fourth in the Continent, Nigeria has once more played it’s leadership role in moving the African continent forward.
The Continental CEO appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari and Princess Gloria Akobundu fsi for thier giant stride in ensuring that Nigeria is reviewed for the second time and he urged participants and Nigerians to take ownership of the NPoA for a greater result.
The 5 day workshop which had in attendance participants drawn from the 36 states of the Federation and FCT as well as people from MDAs, Corporate Organization, Civil Society Organization and the Organized Private Sectors. 
The workshop also gave opportunity to representatives of Ghana, Egypt, Uganda and Kenya to share their experiences with participants as members of the National Governing Council Members, Technical Research Institutes and the academia were all present.

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