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China's CHD holds operating ceremony for Asahan hydropower station

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DOBA LAKE, Indonesia, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- China's power giant China Huadian Group (CHD) held a ceremony on Monday for the operation of the Asahan hydropower station in Indonesia's North Sumatra province, which is a new sample of successful cooperation between China and Indonesia in the infrastructure area.

The hydropower station, built and funded by CHD in 41 months, was the second largest in Indonesia, with two generating units respectively with installed capacity of 90 MW.

More than 200 people attended the ceremony, including CHD's general manager Yun Gongmin, China's ambassador to Indonesia Zhang Qiyue and Dahlan Iskan, president of Indonesia's state-owned power company PLN.

The attendees agreed that the hydropower station, which formally went into operation this May, would ease the increasing power demands in the area, accelerate local economic growth, and improve people's livings.

The Asahan hydropower station project is the first time for CHD to join in the investment, construction, and operation and reservation in the same project abroad.

The project, involving a total investment of 247 million U.S. dollars, provided local community 1,100 jobs during the construction, and acquisition orders for construction materials and supplementary equipment worth about 70 million dollars.

Meanwhile, CHD dedicated into building roads and living water facilities for local villages, bringing the company a great fame as good corporate social responsibility undertaker.

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