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Malawi President Peter Mutharika Visits Energy China
Date:2018-09-10 VisitCount: Font size:[ L M S ]
On the morning of August 30, Malawi President Peter Mutharika who came to China to attend the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation visited Energy China with his delegation in the company of Liu Hongyang, Ambassador of China to Malawi. Wang Jianping, Chairman of Energy China and Ding Yanzhang, General Manager of Energy China received the delegation, and both parties had friendly exchange on deepening the friendship and strengthening the cooperation. Chen Xiaohua, President, General Manager and Party Secretary of CGGC was also present.

Scene of the Meeting

Wang Jianping warmly welcomed President Peter Mutharika for his visit. He noted when he introduced Energy China that, as a Fortune Global 500 enterprise, Energy China can offer full-process services from planning, design to construction and O&M, with its businesses covering such fields as electric power, transportation, water conservancy, environmental protection and municipal engineering. As a backbone enterprise of Energy China, CGGC has accumulated rich experience in international engineering over the past 30 years. He noted that Africa is an important strategic market of Energy China, and Energy China is willing to fully participate in electric, transport and municipal infrastructure construction in Malawi, and proactively promote the initiation and implementation of various projects, thus further strengthening the friendship between China and Malawi.

President Peter Mutharika extended sincere gratitude to Energy China for the warm reception. He noted that electric power shortage is the main challenge that restricts Malawi’s economic development. The Government of Malawi hopes to strengthen the electric power construction, improve electric power production capacity, and promote the economic, social and industrial development. The Government of Malawi attaches great importance to the cooperation with Energy China, supports Energy China’s businesses in Malawi, and is willing to partner with Malawi to promote the cooperation projects as soon as possible, thus making new contributions to the friendship between the two countries and their peoples.

Malawi, a landlocked country in southeastern Africa, is extremely lack of electricity. In February 2011, KAPICHIRA Phase II Hydropower Project undertaken by Energy China was officially commenced. The Project is located on the Cher River, the only export river of the Lake Malawi- the Third Greatest Lakes in Africa, and is set with 2 x 32MW generating units. The Project was completed two months ahead of the contract period, and was awarded the Quality Engineering Certificate issued by the Ministry of Energy and Mining of Malawi.

Before the meeting, the delegation led by President Peter Mutharika visited Energy China’s exhibition hall in the company of Wang Jianping and Ding Yanzhang.

Guests Take Group Photo

Among the attendees were also Emmanuel Fabiano- Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Goodall E. Gondwe- Minister of Finance, Economic Planning & Development, Hon. Henry Mussa- Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Joseph Mwanamvekha- Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Agre Masa- Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Charles E.Namondwe- Ambassador to China, Chen Gong- Office Director of Energy China, Xue Danfeng- Director of Energy China International Business Division, Lyu Zexiang- General Manager of CGGC International, Chen Xiangdong- Deputy General Manager of CGGC International, etc.


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