China Geo-Engineering Corporation

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Not to be confused with CGCOC Group, a joint venture of CGC with other companies
China Geo-Engineering Corporation
State-owned enterprise
Headquarters Beijing, China
Owner Chinese central government (100%)
Parent China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group
Subsidiaries CGC International
Website www.chinageo.com.cn
China Geo-Engineering Corporation
Simplified Chinese 中国地质工程集团公司
Traditional Chinese 中國地質工程集團公司
Literal meaning China Geo-Engineering Group Corporation
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 中地集团
Traditional Chinese 中地集團

China Geo-Engineering Corporation (abbreviated as CGC) is a Chinese construction company that ranks in the Engineering News Record annual compilation of construction firms as one of the 250 largest international contractors by sales, with international project revenue of $665.6 million in 2012.[1]

The company has performed work in several water related infrastructure projects across Africa.[2] In 2005, it won a tender against a field of 10 companies and consortia in Mozambique to build the water supply network in the cities of Xai-Xai and Chokwe.[2] In Zambia, the company worked on the Kabwe water and sanitation project, powering through the project despite delays by the Zambian government in disbursing counter party funding.[2] By the end of 2007, the government moved to fund the 1 billion Zambian kwacha in delayed payments, an action praised by the Lusaka Times in an editorial as "a very good development".[3] When the company started in Ghana in 2005, it started out drilling water holes and then moving on to other water projects and infrastructure.[4]

The Ghana branch of the company is well developed with, as of 2013, about 1000 employees, 800 of whom are local, and does about $50 million in business every year. It works on contracts in water, roads, and hospitals.[4]

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  1. ^ "The Top 250 International Contractors". Engineering News-Record. 
  2. ^ a b c "China's Approach to the African Water Crisis". Ecoworld. May 29, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Government to Pay K1 billion China Geo Engineering Company". Lusaka Times. December 26, 2007. 
  4. ^ a b "Work in progress". China Daily. January 11, 2013. 

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