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In order to completely solve the drinking water and irrigation problems of the local residents in Cambodia, #CNNC Dadi Survey and Design Co., Ltd. undertook the construction of the China-assisted rural water supply project in Cambodia (Phase I). With the completion of the Phase I project, the company drilled 900 wells, and built 73 new ponds and rebuilt 12 old ponds, solving the drinking water problems of about 100,000 local people. Those efforts were highly praised by both the Chinese and Cambodian sides.
The stable and continuous mineral development of Rössing Uranium Mine, the world's oldest large-scale open-pit uranium mine in operation, has vigorously promoted the economic growth of #Namibia while making important contributions to the development of global nuclear energy.
The sustainable operations of Rössing Uranium Mine has driven the development of local industries including transportation, urban supporting facilities, and raw material supply, created stable job opportunities for nearly 1,000 employees at the Rössing Uranium Mine, as well as over 1,000 workers employed by contractors, guaranteed the livelihood of nearly 10,000 families with family members working in the upstream and downstream industry chain. The operations of Rössing Uranium Mine could contribute about NAD300 million (or CNY130 million) in tax revenue for Namibia every year.
The Rössing Uranium Mine has provided raw materials for global nuclear power companies, and made contributions to the development of global nuclear energy and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
The Rössing Foundation, which is funded by CNNC's Rössing Uranium Mine, has cooperated with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Namibian Ministry of Education to conduct training for principals and school managers in rural primary and secondary schools to improve educational management skills and to open three teaching sites for the disciplines of mathematics, science and chemistry across the country to improve the quality of teaching in remote areas; cooperated with local universities and research institutions to build a 15-meter diameter "African astronomical telescope" to support local youths to learn about astronomy; and since 2019, it has been contributing NAD2 million each year to support local university students to complete their studies in forms of scholarships and paid internships.
Since 2019, the Rössing Foundation's teaching sites have provided classes for more than 20,000 local primary and secondary school students, teacher training opportunities for about 600 rural teachers, and free access to the library services to more than 40,000 local teachers and students.
On December 30, 2021, the 9.5 MW RDF Power Plant Project in Nonthaburi, #Thailand undertaken by Harcan Engineering Co., Ltd. was officially put into commercial operation. The purpose of the project is to generate power from decayed wastes buried underground in Nonthaburi. The completion and delivery of the project will make immeasurable value to the treatment of decayed wastes, improvement of the environment at the area where the wastes are buried and the creation of a circular economy.
In actively implementing the Belt and Road Initiative, China Isotope & Radiation Corporation (CIRC) provides irradiation station construction and finished cobalt source export services to irradiator users in Southeast Asia. In October 2021, CIRC provided cobalt source irradiator installation, commissioning and personnel training services to irradiator users in Malaysia; and in December 2021, delivered about 200,000 curies of CN-101 cobalt source to users in Vietnam. Through strengthened international cooperation and exchanges, CIRC boosts the development of the nuclear technology applications in Southeast Asia.
The MPVC Project of Bangladesh located in Meghna Economic Zone (MEZ) is a South-South cooperation project between China and Bangladesh undertaken by China Nuclear Industry Fifth Construction Co., Ltd. (CNF), which is a PVC project with a production scale of 150,000 tons/year. The construction of this project provides support for the local area to realize the rational allocation of resources and deep processing, fills the gap of Bangladesh industry and changes the situation of almost complete dependence on import for plastic raw materials in #Bangladesh. It also drives the development of a large number of downstream industries such as building materials and light industry and improves local infrastructure conditions, thus promoting economic development and people's living standards in Bangladesh.
Since 1992 when China Nuclear Energy Industry Corporation (CNEIC) and Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) signed the nuclear fuel supply contract for the Chashma Nuclear Power Plant, the cooperation between the two parties has been constantly expanding. Through the successive signing of nuclear fuel supply contracts for Unit 2-4 of Chashma Nuclear Power Plant (C-2/C-3/C-4) and Unit 2 & 3 of Karachi Nuclear Power Plant (K-2/K-3), the total number of nuclear fuel assemblies exported to Pakistan exceeds 2,000 sets, which can effectively ensure local energy security, ease the pressure of power supply, and promote stable and healthy economic and social development of Pakistan and the high-quality development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Furthermore, CNEIC has played a positive role in promoting the efficient operation of the global nuclear fuel supply chain and the healthy and stable development of the global nuclear industry.
The Karabiga 2×660 MW ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plant project undertaken by China Nuclear Energy Industry Corporation (CNEIC) is located in Karabiga, a town on the southeast shore of the Sea of Marmara in #Türkiye. It is the first ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plant in Türkiye, one of the major energy infrastructure projects of Türkiye, and an exemplary project of China-Türkiye #cooperation. In the stage of installation, CNEIC actively assisted the Türkiye’s property owner in employee recruitment and organized skill training for relevant employees, which effectively improved the occupational skills of local employees; recruited over 1,000 local employees and thus promoted the local economic development through employment and improved the life of local people.
CNNC gives full play to its unique advantages in nuclear technology application and continuously promotes the application of nuclear technology in the international health care industry, helping the development of nuclear medicine technology and protecting the health of people in the countries along the Belt and Road.
In recent years, over 600,000 breath test reagents have been supplied to more than 10 countries along the Belt and Road such as the #Philippines and #Kazakhstan, making a positive contribution to the public health of the countries along the Belt and Road.
In March 2021, HTA Co., Ltd. supplied a laminar flow cabinet (99mTc labeling ultra-clean bench) to #Nigeria and provided technical assistance related to the installation, use and operation of nuclear medicine equipment to support the development of nuclear medicine in Nigeria, aiming at serving the local community.
On Dec 30, 2021, HTA Co., Ltd. supplied the first batch of China-made sodium iodide oral solution to local hospitals in #Indonesia, which helped the hospitals in diagnosis and meet the demand of local thyroid disease patients.
The conversion of Miniature Neutron Source Reactors (MNSRs) from high-enriched uranium (HEU) to low-enriched uranium (LEU) is an important step for non-proliferation. Ghana's MNSR, an MNSR running on HEU designed and manufactured by the China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE) in 1994, is the only nuclear reactor in the country, and has made important contributions to the application and development of nuclear technology and personnel training in #Ghana. Between 2015 and 2017, #CNNC actively responded to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Initiative. With technical support provided by the CIAE for the conversion to LEU, and under the agreement of the CIAE with the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) of the U.S. on LEU fuel design, processing and zero power testing, the conversion of Ghana's MNSR to low-enriched uranium was implemented.
The conversion of Ghana's MNSR to low-enriched uranium is the first international nuclear engineering project in which China assisted another country in carrying out a low-enriched uranium conversion for an MNSR. The completion of the project marked the complete success of the "Ghana Model" proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington D.C., the U.S., in 2016. It made contributions to the civilian HEU reduction and eventual elimination, provided strong technical support for other conversion projects of MNSRs to low-enriched uranium, and offered important experience to the international community in terms of nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear security.
The research reactor at the Birine Nuclear Research Centre in Algeria, a China-assisted project designed by the China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE) and undertaken by the China Zhongyuan Engineering Corporation (CZEC) in the 1980s, was the first large-scale nuclear facility exported by China. It can be used in fundamental scientific research, civil nuclear energy technology development and application, and medical isotope production, playing an important role in the field of science and technology in #Algeria. The research reactor was recognized as a model of South-South cooperation by the IAEA, and won first prize in China's National Science and Technology Progress Awards.
To make full use of the Es-Salam ("peace" in Arabic) research reactor and its facilities, and to meet the demand of Algeria in conducting nuclear scientific research and production, #CNNC, together with the National Atomic Energy Commission of Algeria, upgraded and renovated the Birine Nuclear Research Centre (Phase I & Phase II) between 2014 and 2019, injecting new vitality into the project. The upgrading and renovation efforts have effectively improved Algeria's use of nuclear technology.
The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) is an international major scientific engineering project with a scale second only to the international space station project. It is also called the "artificial sun" as it can generate energy by simulating the same nuclear fusion reaction of the sun, and can control the use of the energy produced. In 2019, Tokamak Assembly Contract 1 (TAC-1), in connection with the assembly of the "heart" of the "artificial sun", was concluded by and between the Sino-French consortium led by #CNNC and the ITER Organization, aiming to promote the project and facilitate the realization of the ultimate energy dream of people around the world, including those from the countries and regions along the Belt and Road.
Hualong One (HPR-1000) is one of the most widely accepted Generation III nuclear power reactors in the international nuclear power market. It is a Generation III pressurized water reactor with fully independent intellectual property rights developed and designed by #CNNC, based on more than 30 years of experience in nuclear power research, design, construction, operation and management. As a national image of Chinese nuclear power to the world, it not only shows the transformation of China's nuclear power industry from "made in China" to "created in China", but also provides a Chinese solution for the peaceful use of nuclear energy in the world.
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