China Friday donated engineering equipment valued at a total of 22 million dirhams (about 2.3 million U.S. dollars) to Morocco to help the country enhance its capacity to implement major hydraulic projects.
The donation, which was made by Chinese ambassador to Morocco Gong Yuanxing, is part of the promises that were made to Morocco by Chinese President Hu Jintao during an official visit in 2006.
In recent years, cooperation between China and Morocco, particularly in the management of water resources has been intensified, Moroccan state secretary for water and environment Abdelkebir Zahoud said while receiving the equipment.
Many Moroccan officials working in the management of water and environment resources continued to receive training in China annually, according to Zahoud, who hailed Sino-Moroccan ties.
On his part, the Chinese ambassador said that his country, which is also a developing nation just like Morocco, would continue to help Morocco in both economic and technical terms to enhance its capacities in various important economic and social sectors.