Daily Archives: May 21, 2017

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.

PRES MACRON VOWS TO STEP UP FRENCH FIGHT AGAINST MILITANTS IN AFRICA

GAO (MALI), May 21 (NNN-AGENCIES) — France will step up the fight against resurgent militants in north and west Africa and will work more closely with Germany to help the tinderbox region, President Emmanuel Macron said on his first trip outside Europe.

Visiting Mali days after taking office, Macron vowed to keep French troops in the Sahel region until there was “no more terrorism” there. He said operations would be escalated in response to signs that militant groups were regrouping and uniting.

“It is vital today that we speed up. Our armed forces are giving their all, but we must speed up” efforts to secure the Sahel, he told a news conference in Gao, Mali, where he held talks with President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and spoke to some of the 1,600 French soldiers based there.

Spurring economic development in the impoverished Sahel is also part of his strategy, he said. “We must win the war and win the peace at the same time.”

Macron’s early trip to Mali fulfilled a campaign promise, underlining the importance he places on combating militants in the Sahel whom he said could threaten Europe.

France has been particularly hard hit by militant violence, with more than 230 people killed over the past two years.

The Sahel, a politically volatile, mainly desert expanse stretching from Mauritania in the west to Sudan in the east, hosts a variety of groups and is seen as a springboard for attacks on European targets.

While France would continue to shoulder the military burden of fighting militants in north and west Africa, Macron said Germany and other European nations could do more to help with both military and development aid.

He said he had discussed Mali with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Monday and the two decided to “strengthen our cooperation further to help the countries of the region.

“There is a need for the latest generation helicopters and armored vehicles. It is in that framework that reinforced cooperation with Germany can make us all more effective.”

Macron said he would take part in the coming weeks in a meeting of the so-called G5 Sahel countries – Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali and Mauritania – all former French colonies.

He told French soldiers: “I won’t risk your lives for nothing … but my determination when in action will be total.” Macron said later he had promised to give them the equipment they needed.

France intervened in 2013 to drive out al Qaeda-linked militants who seized northern Mali the year before. It has since deployed some 4,000 soldiers, known as the Barkhane force, across the region to hunt down the militants.

That operation paved the way for the United Nations to deploy its more than 10,000-strong MINUSMA peacekeeping force to the West African state.

In January, Germany’s cabinet approved the deployment of eight helicopters and 350 extra soldiers to Mali as part of the U.N. peacekeeping mission, bringing total German strength there to around 1,000 soldiers.

However, MINUSMA has lacked equipment and resources, making a political settlement between Tuareg rebels and the government in Mali increasingly fragile and allowing militants and people traffickers to exploit a void in the north of the country.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

Parliament to resume budget votes on Tuesday

Pretoria – Government departments’ budget votes schedule will resume in Parliament on Tuesday.

In a statement on Sunday, Parliament said the Budget Vote debate programme will resume with six debates on budget votes in separate mini plenary sittings of the National Assembly and a policy debate on higher education in the National Council of Provinces.

The six votes scheduled for consideration in the National Assembly mini plenary sittings are Trade and Industry, Tourism, National Treasury, Transport, Police and the Independent Police Investigative Directorate, Arts and Culture, said Parliament.

On Wednesday and Thursday, six debates on budget votes per day are scheduled for mini-plenary sittings of the Assembly.

In addition, the National Council of Provinces is scheduled to hold policy debates on Tourism, Police and the Independent Police Investigative Directorate on Wednesday and Thursday.

The budget vote programme will wrap up for the week on Friday, when three separate mini plenary sittings of the National Assembly are scheduled to debate Vote 40 (Sport and Recreation South Africa), Vote 36 (Water and Sanitation) and Vote 3 (Communications).

Week one of Parliament’s budget vote programme drew to a close with debates on the budgets of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, as well as the Department of Energy on Friday.

Portfolio Committee meetings

Other than the budget votes a range of other issues are up for consideration at the 37 committee meetings and one public hearing scheduled so far including a joint meeting on Tuesday of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education and the Portfolio Committee on Transport.

The Committee will brief on progress with the Learner Transport Policy, implementation of the policy and the current state of learner transport provisioning.

The Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation meeting on Tuesday will be briefed by the Department of Water and Sanitation on the bucket eradication programme.

The Standing Committee on Appropriations will on Tuesday hear comment from the Human Sciences Research Council on the 2017 Appropriation Bill. The committee is also holding public hearings on the bill on Wednesday in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

On Wednesday, the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry will hear inputs from National Treasury on proposed policy and measures to be legislated for debt relief, while the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources will on Wednesday be briefed by the department on barriers to entry for junior and emergent miners and what can be done.

The Portfolio Committee on Health will be briefed on Wednesday on the department’s strategies to deal with obesity and non-communicable diseases

A joint meeting of the Standing Committee on Finance and the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry will on Wednesday, receive responses from National Treasury and the Department of Trade and Industry on submissions received during recent hearings on transformation in the financial sector.

On Thursday, the Secretary to Parliament is scheduled to brief the Joint Standing Committee on Financial Management of Parliament about Parliament’s performance from the fourth quarter of the 2016/2017 financial year.

Source: South African Government News Agency