A high level group of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) and companies active in water and waste water purification and treatment visited UTCAN. The Chinese Academy of Sciences is the national academy for the natural sciences of the People's Republic of China (PRC) . During this official visit, the both sides signed an MOU on establishing the International Center of Water and Environment and emphasized on boosting their joint research activities in terms of research projects, exchange of students and faculty members, conferences, workshops, etc. The Chinese delegated visited some facilities of the UTCAN for possible establishment of waste water treatment plants. The Dean of UTCAN and the Chinese delates also participated in the opening ceremony of two laboratories in the department of environment.