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Seminar on Integrated Water Resources Management for Senior Officials of Asian Countries Kicked off in HRC
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---On Mar. 15th, 2019, Seminar on Integrated Water Resources Management for Senior Officials of Asian Countries, sponsored by Ministry of Water Resources of the People's Republic of China and organized by Hangzhou Regional Center (Asia-Pacific) for Small Hydro Power (HRC), also known as National Research Institute for Rural Electrification, was kicked off in Hangzhou.

31 participants from 9 countries including Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam are attending this 2-week-long seminar. The program is the 108th seminar/training conducted by HRC, and is supported by Asian Regional Cooperation Fund. Dr. Xu Jincai, director-general of HRC, and staff from Division of Foreign Affairs and Training of HRC were present at the opening ceremony

Dr. Xu Jincai, director-general of HRC, addressed the opening ceremony, and remarked that "water is fundamental to life, source of civilization and base of ecology. Development of hydropower and solution to water disasters has long been priority for the country from ancient time to modern days. The seminar is themed on integrated water resources management, providing a platform for Asian countries to have in-depth and extensive discussion on the technological achievements and managerial experience in the field of hydropower development, hydropower and dam safety and rural electrification.

On behalf of all participants, Mr. Bouathep Malaykham, Deputy Director General of Department of Energy Management, Ministry of Energy and Mines of Laos, expressed their gratitude to Ministry of Water Resources of the People's Republic of China and HRC in organizing such a seminar, which serves as a good platform for study and communication. He summarized the achievements scored in the field of hydropower and dam safety through cooperation between National Research Institute for Rural Electrification of Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute and Department of Energy Management, Ministry of Energy and Mines of Laos. He hoped that this seminar will be a great opportunity to promote more specific cooperation.

During the seminar, the officials will listen to presentations regrading integrated water resources management and participate in the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Week. Besides, symposiums themed on "small hydropower operation and maintenance", "hydropower and dam safety" and "renewable energy and rural electrification" etc. will also be arranged. Moreover, the participants will visit Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute and attend the Youth Forum on Lancang-Mekong Water Resources Cooperation. And on-site visit to the Three Gorges Project and Gezhouba Water Conservancy Project is also included in the schedule.

After the opening ceremony, Dr. Xu Jincai gave a keynote speech on "Renewable Energy Development and Application".(2019-03-19)

Opening Ceremony

Self-introduction from Participants

Keynote Speech by Dr. Xu Jincai

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