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New State Minister inspects Dam Complex of Upper Atbara Project in the Sudan
Hon. Khidir M Gasm Elseed，the new Sudanese State Minister, inspected the Dam Complex of Upper Atbara Project and the Gadaref Water Supply Project on October 13, 2016. Minister Khidir was accompanied by officials from the Ministry, representatives of the Employer, the Engineer and CWE the Contractor. His Excellency, who had been in charge of the Dams Implementation Unit (DIU) of the Sudan and responsible for the infrastructure construction throughout the territory of the Sudan, carried out this inspection the day after his promotion as the State Minister, which fully reflected his high degree of attention to the projects.
His Excellency arrived at the project site at 11 a.m., welcomed by nearly 100 representatives from the Employer, the Engineer, the Contractor, and local residents. Afterwards, his Excellency and his entourage walked on the dam crest and inspected the power house of the Upper Atbara Project, and then the Gadaref Water Supply Project. Overlooking the vast reservoir nearly fully impounded and the electro-mechanical work being executed at full speed for timely power generation, his Excellency expressed appreciation to CTG and CWE for the project quality control, efficient management, and full support under extremely difficult conditions in the Sudan. Minister Khidir said that the Upper Atbara Project, which would benefit one third of the Sudan's population, with its reservoir fully impounded would realize generation of the first unit very soon, and the water supply project to provide portable water for millions of citizens was well underway; CTG and CWE had made unremitting efforts to make these achievements. His Excellency hoped CTG/CWE continue to work hard to the benefit of local people.
At 8p.m., Minister Khidir conducted a conversation with CWE’s Project Manager Liu Yonggang. The two sides exchanged views on important matters, including the handover of the Dam Complex of Upper Atbara Project, the timely payment of the Gadaref Water Supply Project, and the closure of various major contract issues. CWE expressed willingness to achieve the milestone of water supply as soon as possible. His Excellency pledged all supports to promote relevant important issues of mutual concern so as to early achieve the transfer of the Dam Complex of Upper Atbara Project and the completion of the Gadaref Water Supply Project. (Translator: Zhang Yan, Proofreader: Ma Li)