08 January 2020
On 2 January, the Chinese ambassador to Mozambique handed over a FY-2 satellite direct data reception station to Vice Minister of Mozambican Ministry of Transport and Communication at the Mozambique National Institute of Meteorology (INAM) in Maputo. Mozambique is the first African country to apply this system and will obtain 24/7 back-to-back meteorological satellite monitoring service.
Prior to that, CMA has dispatched experts to carry out installation and deployment tasks of the FY-2 Satellite Data Direct Broadcasting Receiving System and SWAP. They have also carried out technical training targeted at the application of FY satellites in weather, environment, and emergency response as well as disaster mitigation.