Chinese Government provides grant for Solar Streetlight Project
Funding agency [Type]
Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]
Energy (Code: 230)
In November 2009, at the Fourth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation held in Egypt, Premier Wen Jiabao announced eight new measures for assistance to Africa, including addressing climate change and strengthening China-Africa cooperation in the field of renewable energy. Then, in order to implement one of these measures, the Chinese Ambassador to Morocco, Xu Jinghu, and the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Energy, Minerals, Water and Environment of the Kingdom of Morocco, Mohammed Yahya Zniber, signed letters of exchange regarding to the Solar Streetlight Project on February 8, 2012. This project involved the provision and installation of 300 sets of solar powered streetlights and auxiliary equipment in the Ain El-Beida commune within the city of Fez (see 中国摩洛哥两国政府签署援摩太阳能照明设备项目换文). The project was reportedly completed in April 2013. However, a project handover certificate was not issued until June 5, 2017 (see 孙树忠大使出席中摩能源合作执委会会议并与摩方签署援外项目交接证书).
The Chinese project title is 太阳能照明设备项目. The French project title is le projet d'éclairage solaire.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Minerals, Water and Environment [Government Agency]