On December 19, the National Council of Chiefs and Elders of Liberia, on behalf of the government of Liberia, awarded "Liberia National Outstanding Contribution Award" to Export-Import Bank of China, CCCC and CHEC in Monrovia, capital of Liberia, to commend the significance contributions of Export-Import Bank of China, CCCC and CHEC to the reconstruction and development of Liberia.
Over 100 people, including Vanin Sirleaf - the representative of Liberia's president and vice minister of the Ministry of the Interior, Zaza Kava - Chairman of National Council of Chiefs and Elders of Liberia, Findley - Chairman of Board of Directors of Airport Authority of Liberia and government official representatives of Liberia, and representatives of Chinese-funded organizations in Liberia and overseas Chinese, attended the ceremony. Li Yi - Vice President of CHEC, Chen Mili - Vice Chief Engineer of CHEC and General Manager of CHEC West Africa Regional Center, Yao Jianguo - General Manager of CCCC Airport Institute and Chen Liang - General Manager of CHEC Liberia Branch attended awarding ceremony.
Vanin Sirleaf, representing President Sirleaf, gave a speech. He indicated that Export-Import Bank of China, CCCC and CHEC won this award because they took an active part in the stable development of Liberia and made important contributions to the reconstruction of Liberia after the Ebola outbreak. The three enterprises didn't only help people of Liberia construct their country better and create tangible achievements for people of Liberia, but also witnessed the inheritance and continuity of friendship between the two countries.
"Liberia National Outstanding Contribution Award" is the highest award awarded by the National Council of Chiefs and Elders of Liberia, on behalf of the government of Liberia and it is only awarded to the countries, organizations and individuals making outstanding contributions to Liberia in particular situations. This is the first time that this award has been awarded to the Chinese-funded bank and Chinese enterprises.