Les machines de XCMG prêtent main-forte aux Philippines ainsi qu’à d’autres pays de l’Initiative de la Nouvelle route de la soie

CARAGA, Philippines, le 20 mai 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Engagée à offrir un avenir meilleur aux pays de la future Initiative de la Nouvelle route de la soie (BRI, pour Belt and Road Initiative) via une participation active dans les principaux projets d’infrastructure, XCMG a récemment utilisé ses pompes à béton et ses bétonnières dans le cadre d’un projet de pont routier à Caraga, aux Philippines, qui bénéficiera aux moyens d’existence de la population locale ainsi qu’à l’économie de la région.

« Tout comme ce projet de pont aux Philippines, les équipements de XCMG jouent un rôle actif et crucial dans le cadre de plusieurs projets d’infrastructure basés dans les pays de la BRI en Asie et en Afrique, parmi lesquels des ports, des quais, des voies ferrées, des autoroutes, des parcs industriels, ainsi que des installations d’infrastructures publiques, » a déclaré Wang Min, président de XCMG.

XCMG participe à plusieurs projets d’infrastructure depuis le lancement de la BRI en 2013. Grâce à ses 30 années d’expérience, XCMG aide via des projets d’infrastructure les pays du nord-est de l’Afrique afin de faire progresser le processus d’industrialisation et de bâtir le ‘Rêve africain’. »

Au Kenya, les chargeuses ZL50G et les grues sur porteur QY50K de XCMG participent à la construction ambitieuse des voies ferrées entre Mombasa et Nairobi, et entre Nairobi et Malabar. Les grues sur porteur QY25K-II sont désormais utilisées dans le cadre du projet d’extension du terminal de l’aéroport international de Bole, en Éthiopie, tandis que l’excavatrice XE215C a fonctionné pendant 6 000 heures dans la mine d’or de Hassaï, au Sahara.

« Il aura fallu trois ans pour que XCMG planifie, conçoive et conduise ses projets dans le cadre de la BRI et, en tant que leader du secteur fermement convaincu par sa devise « Supérieur et robuste », XCMG est fière de faire partie de la BRI, qui non seulement construit des routes et des ponts, mais améliore également des vies, » a déclaré Wang.

À propos de XCMG :

XCMG est une société multinationale qui fabrique de la machinerie lourde, et qui possède une expérience de 74 ans. Elle se positionne actuellement à la neuvième place dans le secteur mondial des machines de construction. La société exporte ses produits dans plus de 177 pays et régions à travers le monde.

Pour en savoir plus, rendez-vous sur : www.xcmg.com, ou consultez les pages de XCMG sur FacebookTwitterYouTubeLinkedIn et Instagram.

Standards Authority shifts attention on transport measurements

Accra, The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has observed World Metrology Day as it looks to stimulate public discourse on measurement issues in the transport sector.

This year’s theme was: Measurement for transport and seek to create public awareness on the relevance of having access to safe and reliable transport system to stimulate economic activities and growth.

Executive Director of GSA, Mr Frank Kofi Nagetey, told stakeholders at the on Friday that safe and reliable transport was an important factor in creating an enabling environment for successful modern society.

While there is a need for new and improved means of transport in the world, it is important that all available transport systems meet the increasing standard requirements for economic and environmental performances, thus from safety and economy to emission.

The desires of people and different markets keep growing for accessible and efficient transport, he noted, and so there was expanded demand for measurement that underpin accuracy in transportation systems.

He said the demands of the people would have to be met by introducing new technologies needed.

Without measurement, it will be impossible to attain our desired progress in life in the various parts of the economy, including the transport sectorhe said.

Most demanding measurement standards that are reinforced by the work of national metrology bodies cover accuracy and rapidity in weighing shipping containers to ensure safe loading of container ships.

There is also characterization of low friction surface and aerodynamic shapes of aircraft to minimise fuel consumption and validation measurement of chemical composition of vehicle emission to support regulators and city authorities in controlling pollution level.

In a speech read on his behalf, Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Alan Kyeremanteng, recognised problems associated with manufacturing products and services.

Quality of life enjoyed in any part of the world is greatly dependent on accurate measurements, headded.

He said government placed great premium on the role of measurement standards in national development and would continue to involve GSA in assisting the Ministry in formulating and implementing polices.

Source: Ghana News Agency

May climate change session ends in Bonn, Germany

Accra, The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) May conference ended in Bonn with Mr Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji who is the in-coming president of COP23, presenting his political vision for the November Summit.

A statement issued in Bonn and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Friday, outlined the vision to include, forging “a grand coalition to accelerate climate action before 2020 and beyond between civil society, the scientific community, the private sector and all levels of government, including cities and regions.

The statement said other priorities identified in the vision were; building greater resilience for all vulnerable nations to the impacts of climate change, including extreme weather events and rising sea levels, boosting access to climate adaptation finance, renewable energy, clean water and affordable climate risk and disaster insurance and to promote sustainable agriculture.

The vision included harnessing innovation, enterprise and investment, to fast track the development and deployment of climate solutions that would build future economies with net zero greenhouse gas emissions, in an effort to limit the rise of global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

It also identified a stronger link between the health of the world’s oceans and seas and the impacts of, and solutions to, climate change as part of a holistic approach to the protection of our planet.

Mr Bainimarama said ” we are all vulnerable and we all need to act,” he told delegates from over 140 governments attending the two-week session.”

Ms Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of UNFCCC said during the May sessions, governments made progress towards the Paris Agreement’s implementation as it related to guidelines across a wide range of issues including transparency, adaptation, emission reductions, provision of finance, capacity-building and technology.

She said These guidelines are essential for making the Paris Agreement fully operational and to ensure its central role in global climate action over the years and decades to come. The progress achieved here made it clear that nations were keen to make the agreement ready and fit for purpose by 2018.

Ms Espinosa said nations would hold several round-table meetings ahead of COP23 in Bonn to speed up work, adding that, during the May session, 17 developed and 10 developing countries presented their mitigation actions to date as part of greater transparency-building among Parties.

Countries also agreed on a recommendation of close to 57 million Euros for the 2018-2019 budget of the UN climate change secretariat as a submission to COP23, she added.

The Executive Secretary said, nations agreed to expand the opportunities for the exchange of ideas between governments and non-party stakeholders in the climate process including those representing vulnerable groups such as indigenous peoples and women.

Over 140 countries attended the two week session.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Veep promises to establish cement factory at East Mamprusi

Nalerigu (N/R), Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamadu Bawumia has assured the people of the East Mamprusi District that government would work to get investors to establish a cement factory in the district.

He said the factory would exploit the limestone deposits at Gbandaa, a community in the district, to produce cement as part of the government’s One District One Factory initiative to create jobs for the people of the area.

Vice President Bawumia gave the assurance when he paid a courtesy call on the Paramount Chief of the Mamprugu Traditional Area, Nayiri Mahami Bohagu Sheriga, at his palace at Nalerigu on Saturday.

The call on the Traditional Ruler formed part of the Vice President’s four-day tour of the Northern Region, which began on Thursday.

Limestone deposits are in commercial quantities around Gbandaa in the district, and had been the wish of the people of the area that a factory would be established to mine such a resource and turn it into a finished product to create jobs for the unemployed youth of the area.

Vice President Bawumia said government’s vision was to have a Ghana that is inclusive of all in development adding no part of the country would be left behind in development.

He said the government had reduced the prices of fertilizer by 50 per cent in a bid to boost agricultural production adding that the ‘One Village, One Dam and the One Constituency One Million Dollars’ initiatives would also be on course to help transform the economy.

He said the payment of the teacher and nursing trainee allowances would begin in September this year adding that the free Senior High School programme would also begin in September this year.

Vice President Bawumia also assured that government would work to improve the infrastructural situation in the district especially the town roads and the roads from Nalerigu to Bunkpurugu and Nalerigu to Gbintri to facilitate commerce.

He thanked Nayiri for helping to maintain peace in the traditional area calling for peace in the region to ensure success of government’s initiatives.

Nayiri Bohagu Sheriga appealed to the government to help expand the water systems in the district to provide potable water to people.

Source: Ghana News Agency

ABAS-UPSA honours eight staff members

Accra, The Association of Business Administration Students (ABAS), University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) has honoured eight staff members of the University for their outstanding performance.

The award was also in recognition of their immense contributions towards the education, mentoring, and holistic wellbeing of all students of the Association.

The awardees include; Dr Emmanuel Asamoah, the Head of Business Administration Department, UPSA.

The rest are Dr Ernest Mensah Abraham, Lecturer/Academic Level Advisor, Reverend Dr Clectus Forson, Lecturer/Academic Level Advisor, Mr Collins Badu Agyemang, Lecturer/Faculty Research Officer and Mrs Harriet Adzowu, Departmental Officer, all of the Business Administration Department, UPSA.

Others were; Mr Bruno Bugri, Mr Kind Fiifi Peniel, and Mr Kenneth Amsah; all National Service Personnel at the Business Administration Department, UPSA.

Speaking at the event, Mr Agyemang, who is the Patron of ABAS-UPSA extolled the many Academic Level Advisors who altruistically accepted to serve as ‘life guides’ to students.

In his view, their role had been instrumental in improving the mental health state of UPSA students.

“Many of our tertiary students are below the ages of 20 and arguably less experienced to handle the myriads of challenges that come their way.

“However young some of these students maybe, they are faced with challenges ranging from academic, emotional, financial, social, adjustment problems and even coming to terms with failure,” he stated.

“These Awardees gave themselves for this course of bettering the lives of our future leaders,” he added.

Mr Agyemang, who is also a Psychologist and the National Secretary of the Ghana Psychological Association, used the opportunity to encourage other tertiary institutions to emulate the UPSA example by instituting a strong and vibrant student-support programmes to help curb the insurgence of suicide among seemingly helpless and psychologically vulnerable students.

Mr Nasir Egyir, the President, ABAS-UPSA, speaking on behalf of the Executive Board remarked that the maiden recognition awards had been instituted to honour hardworking and dedicated employees of the University.

He also added that the awardees had impacted greatly on the lives of members of the Association in diverse ways and ensured that the welfare of the students was not compromised.

He used the opportunity to thank the awardees’ for their dedicated efforts to the University.

Dr Asamoah in his remarks commended the students and their Patron, for organising the recognition awards.

He noted that hard work and dedication paid off and urged all the awardees to continue to give off their best to help improve and reinforce desired behaviors in their students.

Rev Dr Forson on behalf of the other awardees thanked the ABAS-UPSA Executives for the honour done them.

He indicated that getting recognised with an award for excellence in your job performance was a positive reinforcement, which would thereby motivate the awardees and other staff to give off their best for the good of humanity.

Source: Ghana News Agency