On July 20, the opening ceremony of the 2018 International Training Workshop on Railway Construction Technology was held at the Chengdu Headquarters of China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Co. Ltd. Sponsored by the Department of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Science and Technology and facilitated by China Science and Technology Exchange Center (CSTEC), the event was hosted by China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Co. Ltd. Deputy Director General Zhao Xinli of CSTEC and officials of China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Co. Ltd. and Sichuan Science and Technology Exchange Center attended the opening ceremony and welcomed the participants to Chengdu. DDG Zhao Xinli introduced to participants the background, status quo and future plans of China’s international technology training and project cooperation with countries along the Belt and Road. General Manager Zhu Ying of China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Co. Ltd. made introduction to the company‘s achievements in the international engineering field, as well as its work and experience in international technical training. Hari Purwanto, Senior Advisor to the Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education of Indonesia, was invited to attend the opening ceremony.
Twenty participants from six countries, including Pakistan, Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Mozambique and Nepal, participated in the training. During the 20-day training, the trainees would conduct in-depth study on technologies of“Railway Line Yard”,“Railway Bridge and Culvert Engineering Design and Construction”,“Railway Tunnel Engineering”,“Railway Subgrade Engineering Design and Construction”,“Environmental Protection in Railway Projects”,“Railway Passenger Station and Complex Design”,“Railway Communication Systems”and“China Railway Operation and Management System”through thematic lectures, case studies, technical exchanges and on-site teaching and visits. On behalf of the participants, a trainee from Indonesia made a speech, saying that the international training workshop is an exciting opportunity for the trainees to learn, cooperate, exchange, and develop the ability to cope with challenges. Through this training workshop, all participants could acquire new knowledge, broaden horizons and promote the advancement of railway technology in various countries.