The First Overseas Center of China Beidou System was Finished

The first overseas center of China Beidou Navigation Satellite System is called China-Arab Beidou System/Global Navigation Satellite System Center, which held an opening ceremony at the Arab ICT Organization Headquarters in Tunis on April 10.

The China-Arab Beidou System/Global Navigation Satellite System Center is located in the El Ghazala Technological Park, the northern outskirts of the capital Tunis. This center is mainly for Arab and African countries. It is a window for comprehensive display of the results of the construction and application of Beidou satellite navigation system. At the same time, it is also a platform for promotion of international exchanges and cooperation. It integrates publicity display, application demonstration, test evaluation, education and training, and joint research into an overall entirety.

According to introduction, the Chinese side will work with the Arab ICT organization to build the first overseas Beidou Center as a model project, and make it a link to build and share for Beidou system, thus promoting technological innovation. This center will hold the first satellite navigation training class on the 11th and 12th.

Mohamed Ben Amor, Secretary-General of the Arab ICT Organization (AICTO), told the reporter that the China-Arab Beidou Center had a unique significance in the Arab region and even in the world. They will strengthen their cooperation with China in satellite navigation field and use this advanced technology to promote their regional technological progress and economic development.

Khalil Amiri, Secretary of State to the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Tunisia, said that the Beidou Center will help cultivate more satellite navigation talents for Arab countries such as Tunisia, thus supporting the development of the digital economy. Relevant technology platforms can be used to promote the application of satellite navigation, achieving mutual benefit and win-win cooperation.

Beidou Navigation Satellite System is a self-constructed and independently-operated satellite navigation system in China. Beidou System, adhering to the development concept of “Beidou of China and Beidou of the world”, will build more Beidou Centers around the world and will always welcome all countries to participate in the construction and application of Beidou System.