The First Vice President of the Republic Ali Osman Taha has given directives for enhancing the citizens' living conditions, providing consumer goods, controlling prices and handling the services' issues in the Red Sea State. This came when he received Wednesday at the Republican Palace the governor of the Red Sea State, Mohamed Tahir Aila.
The governor of the Red Sea State said in a press statements after the meeting that he briefed the First Vice President on the efforts of his government to handle the livelihood issues, and the measures taken by his government in this regard including establishment of a fund comprising 23 banks for providing the basic needs of the citizens. He said that about 50.000 sorghum sacks were purchased through this fund so as to ensure the abudance of this commodity for the citizens in the state. He added that he briefed the First Vice President on the start of extending the social support to 40.000 families at the localities of Port-Sudan. Sinkat, Swakin and Toker.
The governor has also reviewed arrangements to host the Fifth Tourism Festival, scheduled to be held during December 1-15.
In a separate development Mr. First Vice-President of the Republic Taha, has reviewed means of consolidating the Sudanese - chinese relations and ways of increasing the Chinese investments in the country. This came during his meeting Wednesday with the visiting Chinese delegation led by the Chinese Deputy Minister of Commerce, and representatives of businessmen and commercial companies Jiang Bao in the framework of the delegation's visit to Sudan to sign several economic agreements in the field of investment in agriculture, industry, trade exchange and the participation at the Sudanese - Chinese Businessmen Forum, which was launched Wednesday morning at the Friendship Hall, in the presence of the Presidential Advisor Mustafa Osman Ismail.