By Lin Ning
Entrusted by the Ministry of Commerce of China and organized by HRC, Seminar on Water Resources Management and Ecological Small Hydropower Development for BRI Countries was held successfully in Hangzhou from 18 July to 7 August. officials from Ghana, Laos, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Venezuela came to attend the seminar. Based on the concerted efforts of all lecturers, participants and HRC training team, this seminar has achieved fruitful results. This is the 111th foreign-aid training program that HRC implemented since its establishment.
During the Seminar, lectures covering the topics of advanced technology and practical experience in the field of water resources management and ecological small hydropower development were delivered. Site visit to the world-famous Three Gorges Project , Cao'e River Floodgate Project, typical hydropower stations and equipment manufacturers were arranged. Besides, visit to the city of Shanghai helped the participants to know better about the great achievements after the reform and opening-up policy. Meanwhile, a diversity of cultural activities enriched the participants' lives here in China. Furthermore, the representative from each country delivered country report respectively. Based on full communication and exchange of technical experience in the filed of water resources and small hydropower, an in-depth discussion on cooperation in the related field was made between officials and HRC staffs.
The seminar was warmly welcomed and highly evaluated by the participating countries. Its successful fulfillment laid a solid foundation for HRC to actively implement the guiding spirit of the Belt and Road Initiative, and to carry out in-depth cooperation with the BRI countries in the filed of water resources and ecological small hydropower.
Mr. Fan Aihua, Division Chief of Overseas Investment and Cooperation, the Department of Commerce of Zhejiang Province, and Mr. Xu Jincai, Director General of HRC, were present at the closing ceremony, and awarded the certificates to all the participants.