China to help Bolivia launch satellite

August 11th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Aug 11 (IANS) China will help Bolivia launch a telecommunications satellite, a media report said Thursday.

Visiting executive general director of the Bolivian Space Agency, Ivan Zambrana, said here Wednesday that China will help Bolivia in building and launching a satellite.

It will also help build a monitoring station and train the staff to operate the equipments, China Daily reported.

The services will cost Bolivia about $294 million.

“If we had signed satellite contracts with developed Western countries, it would have cost at least $350 million for the whole project,” Zambrana said.

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