Itaipu and China Three Gorges sign technical and training cooperation agreement

1 September 2017

The bi-national Itaipu company and the China Three Gorges group will organise the holding of technical and sector-related seminars, research and development projects and the granting of internships for recent engineering graduates under the terms of the agreement to be signed today in Beijing, the company announced in a statement.

The agreement will be signed by Luiz Fernando Leone Vianna, Brazilian director-general of Itaipu, the bi-national company that manages the hydroelectric project on the Paraná River, situated on the border between Brazil and Paraguay, and by an official from the Chinese company, in a ceremony that should be attended by the presidents of Brazil, Michel Temer, and China, Xi Jinping.

The document to be signed boosts Itaipu’s ongoing relationship with the Chinese group, which began during construction of the hydroelectric complex. At the time, various groups of Chinese engineers travelled to Brazil to observe in situ progress on this major project between two countries.

The Itaipu company is equally controlled by Brazil and Paraguay and manages the world’s biggest hydroelectric complex, with production of 103 million megawatts per hour in 2016.

Vianna is travelling as part of the official entourage of Mines and Energy Minister Fernando Coelho Filho, which will also attend the ninth BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit meeting.

The Itaipu director-general will take part on Saturday in a seminar on investment opportunities in the infrastructure, transportation, energy and agribusiness sectors organised by the Brazilian Export and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brazil), which will gather leading entrepreneurs who invest in or are interested in investing in Brazil. (Macauhub)