Daily Archives: June 9, 2017

XCMG achève un projet de caves à eau en Éthiopie, fournissant de l’eau potable à 4 000 habitants locaux

BAHER DAR, Éthiopie, le 9 juin 2017 /PRNewswire/ — XCMG a organisé une cérémonie d’achèvement à Amhara, en Éthiopie, pour célébrer la construction réussie de 41 caves à eau, qui fourniront un accès à de l’eau potable et à de l’eau d’irrigation à plus de 4 000 personnes.

Au cours des 11 derniers mois, les ingénieurs chinois ont uni leurs efforts avec les acteurs locaux afin de construire 41 caves à eau pratiques dans cinq villages de la région d’Oromia, dont l’une a été établie dans une école primaire afin d’aider plus de 300 élèves et professeurs.

En partenariat avec la Fondation chinoise pour la réduction de la pauvreté (CFPA, pour China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation), XCMG a investi 750 000 yuan (110 355 USD) des 1,85 million de yuan (268 743 USD) de la BlueDream Foundation afin d’apporter des solutions aux graves problèmes de sécheresse rencontrés en Éthiopie. Ce projet fait partie de la campagne mondiale de bien-être public de XCMG intitulée « For a Better Life » (Pour une vie meilleure), qui comprend 14 projets ciblés.

Anils Awon, directeur de l’irrigation auprès du ministère éthiopien de l’Agriculture et des ressources naturelles, a salué l’achèvement réussi du projet, et a exprimé sa reconnaissance pour cette aide opportune de la part de la CFPA et de XCMG.

« L’Éthiopie a accompli de grands progrès en matière d’infrastructures, d’éducation, et de culture depuis l’établissement des partenariats stratégiques avec la Chine. Ce qui est touchant c’est que de plus en plus de sociétés chinoises telles que XCMG endossent des responsabilités sociales en Éthiopie. Nous apprécions également le fait que des organisations chinoises comme la CFPA jouent un rôle influent en faveur du développement social de l’Éthiopie. »

Abebayehu Tarekchen fait partie des Éthiopiens qui bénéficieront de l’achèvement d’une cave à eau ce mois-ci. Il fallait autrefois à Tarekchen quatre heures de voyage en chameau pour aller chercher de l’eau dans une communauté voisine, où il dépensait chaque année 1 800 birrs (500 yuan, 73 USD) pour acheter de l’eau pendant la saison sèche. L’eau insalubre engendre également des risques de diarrhée et de dysenterie, plus particulièrement pour les enfants. Il a désormais plus de temps pour travailler à la ferme, tout en étant en mesure d’offrir un avenir meilleur à sa famille.

« Il s’agit de notre premier projet mondial de bien-être public aux côtés de la CFPA ; notre objectif consiste à apporter une contribution continue aux populations qui ont besoin d’assistance, et de transmettre de l’amour et de la chaleur humaine aux individus du monde entier, » a déclaré Wang Min, président de XCMG.

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.

XCMG Completes Water Cellar Project in Ethiopia, Bringing Clean Water to 4,000 Local People

BAHIR DAR, Ethiopia, June 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — XCMG has held a completion ceremony in Amhara, Ethiopia to celebrate the successful construction of 41 water cellars that will provide access to clean drinking and irrigation water for 4,000 people.

Over the past 11 months, Chinese engineers have joined hands with locals to build 41 practical water cellars in five villages in Oromia region, one of which is set in a primary school to help more than 300 students and faculty.

In partnership with the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), XCMG invested 750,000 yuan (US$110,355) from the 1.85 million yuan (US$ 268,743) BlueDream Foundation to provide solutions to Ethiopia’s severe drought problems. The project is part of XCMG’s “For A Better Life” global public welfare campaign that is comprised of 14 targeted projects.

Anils Awon, director of irrigation for the Ethiopia Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, congratulated the successful completion of the project and expressed gratitude for the timely help from CFPA and XCMG.

“Ethiopia has made great progress in infrastructure, education and culture since strategic partnerships with China were established. What’s touching is that more and more Chinese companies like XCMG are shouldering social responsibilities in Ethiopia. We also appreciate that Chinese organizations like CFPA are playing influential roles in Ethiopia’s social development.”

Abebayehu Tarekchen is an Ethiopian who will benefit from a water cellar completed this month. Tarekchen used to travel four hours every day by camel to carry water from a nearby community and spend 1,800 birrs (500 yuan, US$73) annually to buy water during the dry season. The unclean water also poses risks of diarrhea and dysentery, especially for children. Now he has more time to work on the farm and can provide a better future for his family.

“This is our first international public welfare project with CFPA; our goal is to provide continuous contributions to those in need of help and to pass love and warmth to people around the world,” said Wang Min, Chairman of XCMG.

About XCMG:

XCMG is a multinational heavy machinery manufacturing company with a history of 74 years. It currently ranks ninth in the world’s construction machinery industry. The company exports to more than 177 countries and regions around the world.

For more information, please visit: www.xcmg.com, or XCMG pages on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram.

REMOVING ZUMA AS PRESIDENT WILL TEAR ANC APART

PRETORIA, Removing President Jacob Zuma feom leadership of the ruling Afican national Congress (ANC) now will tear the party apart, causing divisions bigger than when the party recalled former President Thabo Mbeki leading to his resignation as the country’s president in September 2008.

That was the message from ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe to the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) Central Committee at its meeting in Pretoria Thursday. Mantashe also took a swipe at the ANC Youth League, calling it a bunch of henchman used to attack individuals.

The NUM had declared its preference for South African and ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa to take over leadership of the party, much like what transpired at the recent meeting of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) Central Committee. Cosatu, the ANC and the South African Communist Party (SACP) are members of the Tripartite Alliance.

NUM President Piet Matosa said: “We want someone who brings hope that the ANC can be rescued from the current challenges. With this call we shall be condemning the brazen unusual tendencies and the corporate capture of the South African democratic State. Our sovereignty is not for sale.”

Cosatu President Sdumo Dlamani says: “It has become an acceptable trade that the deputy president become the president. That was also our approach going to Polokwane.”

NUM, the largest single affiliate of Cosatu, had invited Ramaphosa to address the meeting, but he did not make it because of his schedule. His replacement. Mantashe, was well received, but had to explain why the ANC had failed to remove Zuma despite strong calls from Alliance partners.

Mantashe said: “The divisions following Mbeki’s recalling will look like a ‘picnic’ compared with the aftermath of axing Zuma now. KwaZulu-Natal (province) and other provinces would be divided in half.”

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

3 UN PEACEKEEPERS KILLED IN ATTACK IN NORTHERN MALI

The U.N. mission in Mali says three peacekeepers have been killed in an attack in the northern city of Kidal.

A statement says the U.N. camp came under intensive rocket and mortar fire Thursday. Another attack outside the camp killed the three peacekeepers and wounded three others. Nationalities were not given.

The mission in Mali is the deadliest active peacekeeping mission in the world.

The attack comes days after France circulated a U.N. Security Council resolution that would authorize military action by five countries in Africa’s vast Sahel region against extremist groups.

The countries are Niger, Mali, Chad, Burkina Faso and Mauritania. The joint force is expected to comprise up to 5,000 personnel, with headquarters in Mali. The European Union is providing 50 million euros in support.

Source: National News Agency

Deputy Minister Bheki Cele attends Youth Career Expo in Barberton, 15 Jun

Deputy Minister General Bheki Cele promotes youth participation in agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Following the successful launch of #Youth in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (YAFF) awards in 2016, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries General Bheki Cele will continue encouraging youth participation in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors when he attends the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) Youth Career Expo in Barberton, Mpumalanga on 15 June 2017.

Hosted under the theme, Harnessing Investment for youth empowerment towards South Africa’s economic development and future prosperity, the exposition will feature guest speakers and displays where various sector stakeholders will exhibit their services and products and give insight on new developments in the sector.

Information and insight on the different facets of the sector will also be provided, with topics ranging from financing, youth development/support programmes, access to markets, digitisation of the sector, etc.

Aspiring young farmers, youth structures such as the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), the Commercial Agri Youth Chamber and Members of Diplomatic Corps, CEOs and chairpersons of various boards and from State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) will be on site to provide information on the diverse opportunities available in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors.

Source: Government of South Africa