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An Investigation Group of GIEC Visits the Republic of Botswana


An investigation group of GIEC, comprised of investigator Huafang Guo, associate investigator Jie Shu and assistant investigator Cantao Ye, visited the Republic of Botswana for scientific research and cooperation.

Accompanied by Yong Yan, general manager of China Jiangsu International Ecnomic Technical Coorporation Corp., the group visited the residential project which is located in the north of capital Gaborone in order to investigate the local architectural planning and design, population distribution, solar energy resources and shallow rock and soil. By doing this, the visiting group would be able to get better understanding about solar powering condition, the utilization of shallow low temperature and the potential market for new energy technology in Botswana. Afterwards, sincere and in-depth communication was conducted between the two parties on the topics such as the development of national electric power, architectural energy saving technology and model projects for new energy utilization. And the two parties expect a lot from future bilateral cooperation, discussed and finally confirmed the detailed issues such as the cooperation modes, contents in the initial stage and technical exchanges, etc.

In addition, the group also paid a visit to Mr. Walter M. Kgabung, general manager of BPC, and Mr. Tanguy Boussard, manager assistant of BPC. Mr. Walter introduced BPC’s international cooperation status and technology development in terms of solar energy, shallow geothermal energy and other kinds of new energy. Addressing the favorable policies carried out in Botswana to develop new energy, Mr. Walter encouraged Chinese experts to actively participate in some BPC’s projects relative to new energy. In turn, the visiting group introduced to BPC the researches carried out in GIEC in the fields of biomass energy, solar energy, geothermal energy and other kinds of new energy.

The group also visited Mr. Huanxing Liu, the ambassador of Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Republic of Botswana.

There is no doubt that this visit strengthened relations between GIEC and relative organizations in Botswana, laying a solid foundation for further cooperation and the construction of model projects.