The commencement ceremony of Ethiopia - Djibouti cross-border water supply project conducted by CGCOC was held in Ali Sabieh province of Djibouti on March 22nd, 2015. Several government officials attended the ceremony including the president and th
The commencement ceremony of Ethiopia - Djibouti cross-border water supply project conducted by CGCOC was held in Ali Sabieh province of Djibouti on March 22nd, 2015.
Several government officials attended the ceremony including the president and the prime minister of Djibouti, the counselor to the prime minister of Ethiopia, the deputy finance minister of Ethiopia, the Chinese ambassador in Djibouti, etc. The president of CGCOC delivered a speech at the ceremony.
The Ethiopia - Djibouti cross-border water supply project is a livelihood security project planned from 2012 to relieve the shortage of fresh water resources in Djibouti. The whole construction process of the project will be completed within two years. As the programmer, CGCOC is responsible for the overall planning, construction and management. After the project is completed, it can provide 100,000 cubic meters of high quality drinking water for five main towns in Djibouti, about 750000 people accounting for 85% of the population of Djibouti are directly benefited.
It is a regional interconnection project within the east African promoted by the government of Ethiopia, Djibouti and China, designing to obtain water from Ethiopia, to provide high quality drinking water for people in Djibouti through cross-border water pipes. This is a preferential loan project sponsored by The Export-Import Bank of China and implemented by CGCOC. The president of Djibouti, Ismail Omar Guelleh, said that China is a big country, which has been providing a lot of assistance to Djibouti; it vigorously promotes the social and economic development of Djibouti, so that the people of Djibouti are grateful to that. At the same time, the government of Djibouti believes in the strength and technical expertise of CGCOC to complete the project excellently and helps to relieve the shortage of fresh water resources in Djibouti.
The president of CGCOC said as the programmer of the Ethiopia - Djibouti cross-border water supply project, they will complete the task in good quality within the limited time to provide clean water for local people in Djibouti and improving people's livelihood. Meanwhile, the project can achieve rapid progress in a short time is thanks to the shared developing aspirations between the two governments, the long-term friendship between China and Africa, as well as the support that Chinese government provided for enterprises to "going out".
In the future, CGCOC will continue to practice the strategy of overseas economic cooperation with foreign countries, roots long-term abroad to seek for the sustainable development of internationalization and make contribution to the social and economic development of local country.