TUNIS, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Tunisian National Railway Company has received 60 Chinese-made rail cars dedicated to cereals transport.
These cars were produced by Baotou Beifang Chuangye, a Chinese company specializing in the manufacture of freight vehicles with great potential for international development and competitiveness.
Ridha Saidi, adviser to Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, said these rail cars will be used for the transport of grain on two lines, connecting the capital Tunis to Bizerte in the north and Ghardimaou in the northwest.
According to Saidi, the economic and trade cooperation between Tunisia and China "should take more intense pace."
"Tunisia will sign up to the Belt and Road Initiative, and it will certainly have positive influence in strengthening bilateral cooperation and attracting Chinese investors to do business in Tunisia," he said.
The initiative, proposed by China in 2013, refers to the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, which aim at building a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along the ancient trade routes of the Silk Road.