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Asia-Europe water research center settles in Changsha

(People's Daily)

13:42, August 25, 2011

Edited and Translated by Ma Xi, People's Daily Online

The opening ceremony of the Asia-Europe Water Resources Research and Utilization Center was held on Aug. 22 in Changsha.

Premier Wen Jiabao proposed the establishment of the Asia-Europe Water Resources Research and Utilization Center at the eighth Asia and Europe summit last October. It is the first research institute established in China since the Asia-Europe summit mechanism began operating 16 years ago.

After this center is established, it will concentrate on the research and utilization of water resources to set up a Asia-Europe water resources technology research and coordinating center, a water policy and technology consulting center, a training and communication center, a product research and testing center, and a technology and product exhibition and promotion center.

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