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Uruguay, China agree to advance bilateral ties

MONTEVIDEO, March 23 (Xinhua) -- China and Uruguay vow to work together to promote bilateral ties and deepen cooperation, visiting Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua and Uruguayan Vice President Lucia Topolansky said in a meeting here on Saturday.

Hu conveyed Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan's warm greetings to Topolansky, who is also president of the General Assembly and president of the Senate.

Chinese-made Yutong buses revamp transport in Uruguay

MONTEVIDEO, March 5 (Xinhua) -- In southern Uruguay's Canelones Department, a leading transport company is relying on Chinese technology to renovate and upgrade its bus fleet.

With the help of Chinese bus manufacturer Yutong and its hybrid vehicles, the Pando Omnibus Company S.A. (COPSA) is looking to modernize its service.

"After a period of economic difficulty, we began a fleet renovation plan that we had postponed for four years," COPSA General Manager Javier Cardoso told Xinhua.

Uruguay, Argentina agree to revive regional integration

MONTEVIDEO, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez and Argentine President Mauricio Macri on Wednesday expressed their wish to revive regional integration following a meeting in the Uruguayan department of Colonia.

During the meeting, both leaders evaluated the situation of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur), according to a joint statement released after the meeting.

URUGUAY'S RECORD POWER DEMAND COMPLETELY COVERED BY RENEWABLE ENERGIES

MONTEVIDEO, July 26 (NNN-XINHUA) -- Uruguay's state-owned power company said on Tuesday that the recent record demand for electricity was completely covered by renewable energies.

The National Administration of Power Plants and Electrical Transmission (UTE) said the South American country's power demand reached a record 2,063 megawatts on Monday night when temperatures dropped to around 7 degrees Celsius in the capital Montevideo. The country, in the southern hemisphere, is currently in winter.

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