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2009 Training Workshop on SHP for Africa Kicks off

   ---Entrusted by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce and organized by National Research Institute for Rural Electrification (NRIRE), also known as Hangzhou Regional Center for Small Hydropower (HRC), 2009 TCDC Training Workshop on Small Hydropower for Africa commenced on October 15 in Hangzhou. Present at the opening ceremony are the sixteen participants in the field of energy and hydropower from African countries such as Togo, Burundi, Gabon and Algeria,etc. Due to alterations of flights or other reasons, several participants are still on their way to HRC.

   Director of HRC Ms Cheng Xialei gave an address on behalf of HRC. She expressed her vision that with this international training workshop on SHP as the platform, the experience on SHP construction would be shared among international participants and the SHP industry in the developing countries can be greatly promoted. She hoped that this training workshop serve as an opportunity to deepen international cooperation and consolidate friendship.

   The Honorary Director of HRC Mr Zhu Xiaozhang gave a brief introduction to the developing course of SHP technology in China and expressed his best wishes and sincere inspiration to the participants.

   The participant from Burundi Cyprien gave a speech on behalf of all the participants. He conveyed his gratitude to the Chinese government and people for their kindness and friendliness and his thankfulness to HRC for organizing this training workshop. Representing all the participants, he also mentioned some topics concerning SHP skills and techniques which they are eager to learn.

   It is estimated that 33 participants from 14 countries in Africa would attend this 42-day training workshop.(2009-10-22)



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