The Chinese authorities have authorized the construction of the military base on the African continent, where will be located warehouses with arms, fuel and troops. The outpost will be the first foreign military base in the country.
Chinese troops began construction on the coast, about 13 kilometers from the largest US military base in Africa. The plot of land where the base will be built, occupies 400 000 sq.m.
There is expected to be built the storage of weapons, maintenance facilities for aircraft and fleet, and perhaps for a small contingent of the Chinese marines.