Syria and China discuss expanding cooperation in the field of water projects

The Minister of Water Resources Eng. Hussein Arnous discussed today with the Ambassador of the Republic of China to Syria Fung Biao the expansion of work and joint cooperation between the two countries, especially in the fields of water projects, including the rehabilitation of a sewage water treatment plant in Adra.

During the meeting which was attended by representatives of the Chinese Coms Company, the Minister of Water Resources stated that the project to rehabilitate the Adra treatment plant was placed in the list of top and urgent projects, noting the importance of the plant that was completed in 1997 as it stretches over an area of 64 hectares and has a production capacity of 484 thousand cubic meters of suitable water for irrigation. The water plant irrigates 18 thousand hectares and contributes to the generation of 6.6 MW of electricity.

 

The Minister pointed out that after the liberation of Eastern Ghouta from terrorism, the Ministry prepared a study for the project and was able, with its local expertise and its own capabilities, to restore the plant to work partially, adding that they are currently seeking to return it to work with total energy.

For his part, the Chinese Ambassador expressed his country's will to cooperate with Syria and develop relations in all fields, especially the water sector, and to contribute to the reconstruction of Syria, voicing his hope that this project would be a launching pad from which other projects in various fields can be launched

It is noteworthy that the Chinese Coms Company is a governmental company working in the field of treatment, sewage and water plants.

 

Inas Abdulkareem

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