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Indonesia, China begin feasibility study on 560 mln USD coal******
JAKARTA, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia and China have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to conduct a feasibility study of a 560-million-U.S. dollar coal-to-methanol plant, according to a recent press release from Indonesia's Industry Ministry.
Held in Indonesia's capital Jakarta on Monday, the signing ceremony was attended by Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita and representatives from PT Powerindo Cipta Energy (PT PCE) and China National Chemical Engineering Corporation (CNCEC).
"The cooperation to build a coal-to-methanol plant is very important for the industrial sector. The Industry Ministry really appreciates companies with a vision to initiate coal gasification projects and support this pioneering industrial investment plan," Kartasasmita said on Monday.
According to the press release, the plant was expected to be built in Meulaboh city situated in the country's westernmost province of Aceh.
With an investment value of 560 million U.S. dollars, the plant will process 1.1 million tons of coal into 600,000 tons of methanol per year.
"This project will absorb 600 to 700 workers. Based on the plan, the project will enter the construction stage in mid-2022," the minister said. Enditem
Chinese international Li Lei to join Swiss club Grasshopper Zurich******
BEIJING, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- Swiss Super League side Grasshopper Zurich announced on Monday that Chinese left-back Li Lei will join the club in January 2022.。
"Playing football in Europe has been a dream since I was a child. It's a very precious opportunity for a player of my age. I want to experience a new environment and see what I can do in Europe," said Li, who currently plays for Chinese Super League (CSL) club Beijing Guoan.。
29-year-old Li helped Guoan win the 2018 Chinese FA Cup, and was named in the CSL's Team of the Year in 2019, also making his international debut in March that year.。
"We are really happy to see Li join our club. He is a Chinese international and can bring a lot of experience to the team. We hope he can adapt to Swiss football and culture well and help the team in the rest of the season," read a Grasshopper Zurich statement. Enditem。