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Compilation of 60 Years of China's SHP kicked Off

   ---From Feb. 11th to 12th, 2009, organized by the Rural Hydropower & Electrification Development Bureau of MWR, the compilation work meeting of the book 60 Years of China's SHP was held in Beijing. Mr. Tian Zhongxing, director of Rural Hydropower & Electrification Development Bureau (RHEDB), attended the meeting and addressed. At the meeting, the participants discussed about the compilation outline, task division, and compilation work plan. The meeting was presided over by Fan Xinzhong, division chief of RHEDB and leaders including Mr. Liu Zhongmin, deputy director of RHEDB, Mr. Liu Xiaotian, chief engineer of RHEDB and Mr. Tong Jiandong, ex-director of INSHP, attended the meeting. Besides, senior experts from some provinces and cities were also present at the meeting.

    The year of 2009 marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Over the 60 years, especially 30 years since the reform and opening-up, China maintains a strong momentum in small hydropower development, making important contributions to the economic and social development, especially in pushing the local economic development, helping lift poor people out of poverty, preserving the ecological environment and safeguarding the grid safety. In order to keep record of the precious documentation, glorify the development process of China's small hydropower and note down the important events, with the approval of related authorities, RHEDB will take in charge of the compilation of the book 60 Years of China's SHP, which will thoroughly reflect the development of China's SHP since the founding of the People's Republic of China and paying tribute to the great achievement of China's SHP cause. The book is also to be a gift for the 60th anniversary of our great motherland.

    After discussion, some issues were settled including the outline, working plan, personnel division, etc. The compilation work of 60 Years of China's SHP was officially declared open and the book is expected to reach the readers in September, 2009.

    Mr. Zhao Jianda, chief editor of HRC's SHP magazine attended the meeting and will take part in the compilation and summing-up.(2009-02-26)



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