CECEP Held Technology Innovation Forum on Ecological Restoration for the Protection of the Yangtze River

Source: www.cecep.cn     Date: 2022-08-25

On the morning of August 25th, the Technology Innovation Forum on Ecological Restoration for the Protection of the Yangtze River, jointly sponsored by CECEP, Science and Technology Innovation Alliance for Yangtze River Conservation and Bestdr Infrastructure Hospital, was held at the Energy Saving Building. Song Xin, Secretary of the Party Committee, Chairman of the Group Company, and Chairman of the Alliance, Tian Chengchuan, Director of the Publicity and Education Center of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, and Wang Xiaogang, Vice President of China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research(IWHR) attended the forum and delivered speeches. Ren Nanqi and Wang Fuming, academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Liu Dajun, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of the Group Company attended the meeting. Cao Huabin, Member of the Standing Committee of the Party and Deputy General Manager of the Group Company, presided over the meeting. 

Song Xin said that the protection of the Yangtze River is a major strategic decision made by General Secretary Xi Jinping based on the long-term interests of the Chinese nation and the actual development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt. As a central enterprise focusing on energy conservation and environmental protection and a major platform for pollution control in the Yangtze River Economic Belt, CECEP firmly adheres to the concept of "lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets", and takes the principle of "making the sky bluer, the mountains greener, the water clearer and the life better" as our mission. In the past three years, members of the Science and Technology Innovation Alliance for Yangtze River Conservation focused on the major scientific and technological needs of the Yangtze River ecological and environmental governance, gave full play to their respective technological and industrial advantages, deepened exchanges and cooperation, and made positive contributions to the pollution control of the Yangtze River Economic Belt. Holding this forum is not only a concrete manifestation of the spirit of in-depth study and practice of Xi Jinping's thought on ecological civilization, and the implementation of the spirit of General Secretary Xi's important instructions on the protection of the Yangtze River, but also an important measure of the members to strengthen resource sharing, complement advantages, and collaboratively promote ecological and environmental restoration technology innovation and achievement transformation to assist the high-quality development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt.  It is hoped that CECEP, together with the alliance members, Bestdr Infrastructure Hospital and all walks of society, will make new and greater contributions to the realization of the green and high-quality development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt, the promotion of ecological civilization and the joint construction of beautiful China.

Liu Dajun reported to the conference the progress in the protection of the Yangtze River by CECEP. He said that CECEP adheres to systematic governance and strengthens the drive for innovation. It has signed and implemented more than 500 projects on energy conservation and environmental protection, ecological restoration and green development in the Yangtze River Economic Belt, with a project value of more than 130 billion RMB. Focusing on the entire industrial chain of solid waste treatment such as garbage, CECEP has made every effort to carry out the systematic protection and restoration of the ecological environment of the Yangtze River, and has formed a number of models of pollution control, ecological restoration and green development that can be replicated and easily promoted. In the next step, CECEP will better play the role of the main platform, take the initiative in pilot projects, improve the ability in comprehensive solution, intensify the work, in-depth summary, replication and promotion of the innovative model, so as to bring new achievements to the high-quality development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt.

Song Xin, Wang Fuming, Ren Nanqi, Tian Chengchuan and others jointly inaugurated the establishment of the CECEP Ecological Restoration Branch of Bestdr Infrastructure Hospital. 

The forum was chaired by Zou Jiefu, chief engineer of the group company and director of CECEP Engineering Technology Research Institute. Starting from the ideological orientation of green, low-carbon and ecological priority, Academician Ren Nanqi analyzed the practical problems faced by urban water systems, discussed the development pattern of urban water system, and expounded the connotation and future development plans of sponge city construction, providing insights to environmental protection in the new era. Li Huiquan, researcher of the Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dai Xiaohu, Dean of the College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University, and Ding Jixin, President of the Ecological Restoration Promotion Association of the China Forestry and Environment Promotion Association, shared and exchanged ideas.

Wang Fuming, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and president of Bestdr Infrastructure Hospital, introduced the progress of the sharing platform of the hospital from the aspects of the necessity of the construction of the engineering hospital, the its basic structure and functional orientation. The person in charge of the CECEP Ecological Restoration Branch of Bestdr Infrastructure Hospital reported on the preparations for the construction of the CECEP Branch.

The joint protection of the Yangtze River is not only a tough but also a protracted battle. CECEP will strengthen overall planning and coordination, consolidate the construction of the main platform for pollution control in the Yangtze River Economic Belt, give full play to the role of the alliance and the hospital, intesify information exchange, resource sharing and in-depth cooperation among members, continuously gather resources from all walks of life, create a mutually beneficial and win-win situation, jointly seek new development of the Yangtze River conservation and ecological restoration, and promote the high-quality development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt with high-level protection, in order to preserve the Yangtze River ecology and make due contributions to building a beautiful country.

Experts on ecological restoration, representatives of alliance members, representatives of Bestdr Infrastructure Hospital, departments of the group company headquarters, and heads of secondary subsidiaries attended the meeting online and offline.