On November 28, China Meteorological Administration (CMA) and China Three Gorges Corporation held a strategic cooperation meeting. In the following 3 years, the 2 sides would strengthen the capacity building of Meteorological Center of the Yangtze River, offer meteorological service for water resources regulation in the Three Gorges and take specific researchs on the demands of the Three Gorges project. Zheng Guoguang, Administrator of CMA and Chen Fei, General Manager of China Three Gorges Corporation attended the meeting.
Zheng Guoguang stressed that CMA always paid high attention to the bilateral cooperation. In recently years, CMA has provided all dimensional meteorological services according to the safe operation of the Three Gorges. In the backdrop of global warming, extreme weather events have increased. So the meteorological department has faced severe challenges on developing water resources of the Yangtze River and guaranteeing the operation of the Three Gorges. CMA would deepen the cooperation with China Three Gorges Corporation, strengthen the modernization construction of Meteorological Center of the Yangtze River, promote the application of the meteorological products and support the safe and stable operation of the Three Gorges project.
Chen Fei said that this strategic cooperation meeting was to implement the bilateral strategic cooperation framework. The 2 sides would take relevant scientific researchs.
According to the cooperation priorities of the following 3 years defined in this meeting, the 2 sides would further improve the forecasting service and the monitoring and warning capacity of the strong weather in the reservoir. The meteorological department would take meteorological service for water resources regulation in the Three Gorges and take specific research including analysis on the weather and climate characteristics of Jinsha River Valley and precipitation and water monitoring system in the Yangtze River.
It is reported that this July, CMA and China Three Gorges Corporation signed strategic cooperation framework agreement. The 2 sides would take cooperation in building flood prevention and drought relief monitoring and forecasting system in the Yangtze River, promoting services for hydropower construction and safe operation, strengthening the forecasting service research on solar energy and wind energy development, improve technological innovation research and personnel training and building the system of the specific service foundation in the Yangtze River Valley.
Jiao Meiyan, Deputy Administrator of CMA took part in the meeting. (Nov 29)
Editor Kong Yan