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Tunisian President visits Melah Barrage undertaken by CWE

Update:2015-12-23

At 10 a.m. on December 9, 2015, H.E. Beji Caid Essebsi, the President of Tunisia, arrived at the site of the Melah Barrage Project undertaken by CWE for an inspection, accompanied by Tunisian Minister of Agriculture, Director of Dam Construction, China’s Ambassador to Tunisia Bian Yanhua, and China’s Economic and Commercial Counselor to Tunisia Li Jing among other officials. Zhang Quan, the Deputy General Manager of International Business Dept. 2 of CWE, as well as Wang Weiqiang, the Manager of CWE Tunisia, and Wang Feng, CWE’s Project Manager of Melah Barrage received the delegation headed by his Excellency on the dam crest.


The Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Saâd Seddik, introduced to his Excellency the overall layout and construction process of the project. After hearing the briefing, his Excellency stepped up to shake hands with each CWE representative and extended to them his gratitude for the successful completion of the project in spite of all difficulties and unfavorable conditions. The president also unveiled a memorial marble tablet, marking that the project had drawn to a perfect end. Accompanied by Ambassodar Bian, his Excellency also visited the intake tower and turned on the discharge switch through remote control system before promptly going back to the dam crest to check the discharge of water downstream.


After the President’s convoy left the project one hour later, Ambassador Bian and Counselor Li convened a site meeting, during which they greeted CWE employees, learned about the site accommodation and other details of daily life as well as construction difficulties encountered, showing complete understanding and high appreciation. At the end, they introduced the overall operation of Chinese companies  in Tunisia and encouraged CWE to keep on contributing to China-Tunisia friendship.

(Translator: Jiang Guangwen, Proofreader: Ma Li)