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President of the Central African Republic Attends the Commencement Ceremony of the Rehabilitation Project of Boali II Hydroelectric Power Plant
Date:2019-03-17 VisitCount: Font size:[ L M S ]

On March 15 local time, the Commencement Ceremony of the Rehabilitation Project of Boali II Hydroelectric Power Plant undertaken by CGGC was held in the construction site. H.E. Faustin-Archange Touadéra, President of the Central African Republic, lighted up the miniature model and announced the official commencement of the Project. Among other attendees were 300 guests including Prime Minister, Chairman of the National Assembly and Minister of Planning of the Central African Republic, Chinese Ambassador to the Central African Republic, diplomatic envoys of various countries, representatives of the African Development Bank, representatives of contractors of the transmission and distribution works, principals of the Northwest Africa Regional Headquarters of CGGC International, as well as over 500 local residents.


President of the Central African Republic Announces the Commencement of the Project

Minister of Planning and Mayor of Boali of the Central African Republic extended sincere gratitude to CGGC for its support given to the energy construction projects in the Central African Republic, and hoped that CGGC could give full play to its professional and technical advantages to complete the Project as soon as possible, thus effectively relieving the power shortage in downtown Bangui, driving local employment and benefiting local people.


 


Scene of Commencement Ceremony

After the commencement ceremony, Chen Dong, Chinese Ambassador to Central Africa, and Acting Commercial Counsellor Wang Hui inspected CGGC International’s project camp accompanied by principals of the Northwest Africa Regional Headquarters of CGGC International and visited the front-line staff of the Project Department. Ambassador Chen Dong highly praised the security measures taken in CGGC’s camp and the spiritual outlook of the employees, and encouraged CGGC to earnestly fulfill the responsibilities of Chinese enterprises, thus building the Project as a model for China-Africa cooperation, establishing the good image of Chinese enterprises and realizing the sustainable development of CGGC International in the China-Africa market.


Ambassador Chen Dong Takes Group Photo with Principals of the Northwest Africa Regional Headquarters of CGGC International

The Rehabilitation and Powerhouse Expansion Project of Boali II Hydroelectric Power Plant is the first lot of the Central African Republic - Democratic Republic of the Congo Grid Interconnection Project financed by the African Development Bank. On Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation held in September 2018, the Project Agreement was formally executed under the witness of Faustin-Archange Touadéra, President of the Central African Republic and Chen Dong, Chinese Ambassador to the Central African Republic. As an important people’s livelihood project of the Central African Republic, it involves rehabilitation of existing Boali II Hydroelectric Power Plant, expansion of the powerhouse and construction of two new units, thus significantly relieving the power shortage faced by the capital city of Bangui after completion.

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