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Main body Structure of Malawi National Stadium Capped Successfully
From:ANHUI FOREIGN ECONOMIC CONSTRUCTION (GROUP) CO., L   Published:2014-07-21   Hits3549

At 5:18 o’clock July 16, 2014 (Beijing Time), Malawi National Stadium project, located in Lilongwe, the capital city of the Republic of Malawi in southern Africa, ushered in the most exciting moment since commencement – with the last pump of concrete for III section spurting out from pump pipe, the main body concrete structure was successfully capped, 12 days ahead of schedule.


Malawi National Stadium project was proposed and confirmed in the joint communiqué at the beginning of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Malawi. The execution of the project is of important political and historical significance. It is the third largest foreign-aid project executed by AFECC in the Republic of Malawi further to Malawi Parliament Building and Malawi University of Science and Technology. The project has a gross floor area of 43,412 square meters, including a 40,092-seat Class A stadium, two ticket offices, an outdoor warm-up and training course as well as road, plaza, car park, landscaping and other external auxiliary works.  After completion of the project, Malawi National Stadium can hold all kinds of track-and-field events of IAAF standard and football games of FIFA standard. It will become the most beautiful and most magnificent landmark building in Malawi. In addition, it will write a new historical chapter for China-Malawi friendship!


Malawi National Stadium project was smoothly commenced on July 1, 2014. It is featured in specially-shaped and complicated structure and huge volume. In recent 13 months, The team leaders of Malawi National Stadium project managed to make rational construction schedule by means of sharing resources, making joint efforts to overcome the adverse impacts from shortage of materials, such as cement, yellow sand, fuel, turnover material, crane tower and so on, and the adverse impacts from rainy season construction under the guidance of the Economic and Commercial Counselor’s Office of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Malawi, by keeping in mind of AFECC chairman’s instructions of “Quality First, Safety Upmost”, with the great help of AFECC and its home departments as well as its abroad headquarters in Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. On March 10, 2014, the project team made another plan targeted at main body capping by July 28, 2014, which surged another tide -“Work hard for140 days and ensure smooth capping of main body structure of Malawi National Stadium project”. In construction process, the project team leaders and all management staff set an example for and united with the workers. They worked overtime, once the previous procedure was finished, the next procedure followed closely, demonstrating the fighting spirit of AFECC staff, e.g. “come upon call, fight upon coming and win upon fight”. The realization of the progress target of main body structure capping ahead of schedule laid a solid foundation for completion and handover of the overall project by December 2015.