MINSK, 15 June (BelTA) – The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB) and China Energy Engineering Corporation Limited have signed a memorandum of understanding. The document was signed by Chairman of the NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov and Chairman of the Board of the Chinese company Wang Jianping, BelTA learned from the press service of the NASB.
In line with the memorandum, the parties will collaborate across a broad range of disciplines of fundamental and applied research and work together to commercialize research output. Belarusian and Chinese scientists will cooperate in strategic planning and launch joint research and training projects in order to implement innovations in providing service platforms and technical support while developing smart grid.
Belarusian and Chinese researchers have plans to cooperate in the field of smart grid, smart neighborhoods, smart farms and smart cities. Arrangements were made to exchange visits on the level of top officials and individual scientists, to publish joint research findings, and to update each other about national research projects.
Vladimir Gusakov suggested that Belarus and China team up to implement a smart home project. “We have already developed design documents on the construction of a smart home in Belarus. We could run this project together,” he noted. He also invited Chinese partners to collaborate in the field of alternative energy, development of a supercapacitor, water purification systems, LED equipment, etc.
Chairman of the Board of China Energy Engineering Corporation Limited Wang Jianping underlined that the Chinese side is particularly interested in cooperation in the field of power engineering. Practice-oriented science gives a powerful impetus to the development of the society. “We are glad that the NASB is also involved in the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative,” he added.
China Energy Engineering Corporation Limited is one of the world's biggest power engineering companies employing 140,000 people. The company's business segments include survey, design and consultancy, construction and contracting, equipment manufacturing, investment and other businesses. The company has resident offices in Belarus and is involved in a number of large-scale projects.