Chinese Government provides RMB 10 million grant — via ETCA — for Fixed Seismic Observation Network Project
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Funding agency [Type]
China Ministry of Commerce [Government Agency]
Disaster prevention and preparedness (Code: 740)
On September 7, 2004 and October 5, 2004, the Chinese Government and the Government of Algeria signed letters of exchange, which committed RMB 10 million of grant funding for the Fixed Seismic Observation Network Project. The grant proceeds were drawn from an Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) that the two governments signed on February 3, 2004 (see 我援阿尔及利亚数字地震台网项目实施协议签字). The project was funded by China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and implemented by the China Earthquake Administration (see 中国援阿尔及利亚数字地震台网项目). The improved observation network consists of 2 ultra-wideband seismic stations, 8 broadband seismic stations, a network center in Algeria, and a mobile seismic observation station consisting of a set of short-period mobile digital seismographs. China will also send technical personnel to Algeria to conduct site surveys, guide equipment installation, and provide necessary on-site technical training. This project was implemented between November 20, 2006 to January 5, 2007. In December 2006, after the seismic observation network underwent trial operations, it successfully monitored and recorded several major earthquakes around the world, including one that occurred in the Taiwan Strait on December 26, 2006.
The Chinese project title is 我援阿尔及利亚数字地震台网项目 or 阿尔及利亚数字地震台网项目.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Algeria [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
China Earthquake Administration [Government Agency]; Government of Algeria [Government Agency]