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2016 Seminar on Small Hydropower & Rural Electrification for English-speaking African Countries held successfully in Hangzhou

   ---Entrusted by the Ministry of Commerce and organized by HRC, 2016 Seminar on Small Hydropower & Rural Electrification for English-speaking African Countries was held successfully in Hangzhou from 16 June to 6 July. 22 officials from 10 countries including Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Kenya, south Sudan, Sudan, Zambia, Zimbabwe came to attend the seminar. This is the 82nd foreign-aid training program HRC implemented since its establishment. Based on the concerted efforts of all lecturers, participants and HRC training team, this seminar has achieved fruitful results.

   During the seminar, officials enjoyed the specific lectures covering the proven experience and advanced technology in the field of small hydropower and rural electrification. Site visits were arranged to typical hydropower stations, wind farms as well as equipment manufacturers of hydropower, solar and wind energy, which enabled officials to have a comprehensive understanding about the updated technology and equipment manufacturing capability of renewable energies and rural electrification development in China. In addition, representative of each country also gave the country reports on the subject of small hydropower and rural electrification. Based on full communication and exchange of technical experience in the filed of renewable energy such as SHP and rural electrification, an in-depth discussion on how to effectively carry out further cooperation in these fields was conducted between participants and HRC specialists.

   Mr. Fan Aihua, Division Chief of the Department of Commerce of Zhejiang Province, Mr. Xu Jincai, Director General of HRC, and Mr. Huang Jianping, Deputy Director of HRC, were present at the closing ceremony. Mr. Fan Aihua and Mr. Xu Jincai delivered a speech respectively. Mr. Blessing Muchaona Jonga from the Ministry of Energy and Power Development of Zimbabwe, showed the high respect to the Chinese Government, expressed sincere gratitude to the Ministry of Commerce of China and HRC, and gave high appraise to the successful conclusion of the seminar on behalf of all participants. The participants also expressed their willingness to take this seminar as a good opportunity to enhance the cooperation between China and their respective countries, thus bringing clean and sustainable energy to the world.(2016-07-11)




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