CSHE inaugurates first overseas office in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, Aug. 23 (Gwadar Pro) - China Society for Hydropower Engineering (CSHE) opened its first-ever overseas representative office in Pakistan, sponsored by Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina).
The inauguration ceremony of the Pakistani representative office of CSHE was held on August 23rd at the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan. The society will serve as a window of international communication and platform of technological and academic exchanges between the two countries.
Xie Guoxiang, Minister Counsellor for Economic and Commercial Affairs of Chinese Embassy in Pakistan, Zafaruddin Mahmood Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Xi Hao Executive Vice President and Secretary General CSHE, Ji Xiaoyong Chairman of International Forum of CSHE and Chairman of PowerChina International, Pakistani government officials, think tank and representatives of various Chinese-funded enterprises including members of the Society participated in the event.
Addressing the ceremony, Xie Guoxiang said that Pakistan is full of hydropower resources and has great potential to benefit from these resources.
He said, “Pakistani government attaches great importance to the development of water conservancy and hydropower projects and it is always welcoming Chinese companies to invest in Pakistan, therefore China and Pakistan have always maintained good cooperation.”
The Chinese counsellor appreciated the Chinese companies who have implemented the construction of hydropower projects and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Zheng Shengan, Executive Vice President and Secretary General of CSHE acknowledged the role of Pakistani government and their strong support for the establishment of the representative office of CSHE. He said, “China and Pakistan are traditional friends and CPEC is a strong engine for further connectivity”.
Ji Xiaoyong, Chairman of International Forum of CSHE, Chairman of PowerChina International Group Limited said that the representative office of CSHE in Pakistan will be committed towards organizational development, talent exchange and mutual trust and cooperation.
He said, “the society will play the role of scientific, technological and academic platform in hydropower.”
Inaugurating the CSHE Pakistan office, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Zafaruddin Mahmood and Minister Counsellor Xie Guoxiang along with Yang Jianduo Chief representative PowerChina Pakistan branch, unveiled the Plate of CSHE Pakistan.
The society is a non-profit national academic and social organization for hydropower engineering professionals under the guidance of China Association for Science and Technology (CAST).
It has 40,000 individual members, 203 corporate members including 22 provincial hydropower engineering societies, 30 professional committees, one working committee and 48 academicians of Chinese Academy of Science and Chinese Academy of Engineering.