Daily Archives: September 10, 2018

Biman Signs Order for Three New Bombardier Q400 Aircraft

TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd. has ordered three new Q400 turboprops by signing a purchase agreement with the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC).

Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately US$106 million.

“We are very pleased that Biman is expanding its Q400 fleet with this order for three new aircraft,” said François Cognard, VP, Sales, Asia Pacific. “The Q400’s greater seating and cargo capacity really set it apart from the competition. Furthermore, the Q400’s mix of turboprop economics and jet like performance were the best match for Biman’s mix of short and long-range routes. Operators coming back for more Q400 aircraft really validates the benefits of the aircraft’s unique characteristics.”

“We are very excited about adding these Q400s to our fleet. We currently operate two Q400s and without hesitation, we can say that these aircraft are ideal for our domestic and regional operations,” said Mr. A M Mosaddique Ahmed, Managing Director and CEO, Biman Bangladesh Airlines. With its outstanding economics, comfort and operational flexibility, the Q400 will allow us to offer high frequency services within Bangladesh and neighboring countries.”

“We are extremely pleased to be supporting Bombardier in selling their Q400 aircraft to Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd.,” said Ian McLeod, Vice-President of Business Development and Sales for the Canadian Commercial Corporation. “Canada and Bangladesh enjoy strong bi-lateral ties through trade and investment, development cooperation, and people-to-people links. Increasing the capacity of the national carrier supports these efforts and the economic growth of the country; improving their lives of Bangladeshis by increasing their access to domestic and international destinations.”

About Biman
Biman Bangladesh Airlines is the National Flag Carrier airline of Bangladesh. Its main hub is at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka and it also operates flights from its secondary hubs at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong and Osmani International Airport in Sylhet. The airline provides international passenger and cargo services to Asia and Europe, as well as all domestic routes inside Bangladesh. Biman currently flies to 15 international and seven domestic routes.

About the Canadian Commercial Corporation
The Canadian Commercial Corporaiton (CCC) is the Government of Canada’s international government-to-government contracting organization. A Canadian Crown corporation, CCC helps Canadian exporters sell goods and services to foreign governments around the world using a government-to-government contract mechanism. In 2017-18, the Canadian Commercial Corporation was active in 78 countries around the world, working with 182 Canadian companies, to sign export contracts worth over $1.3 billion.

About Bombardier
With over 69,500 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

Notes to Editors
An image of the Q400 aircraft in the livery of Biman Bangladesh Airlines is posted with this news release at bombardier.com

The Q400 aircraft backgrounder is available in the BCA Media Hub.

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For Information

Nathalie Siphengphet
Head of Communications and Public Relations
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft
+1 416-375-3030
nathalie.siphengphet@aero.bombardier.com
www.bombardier.com

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Biman signe une entente pour trois nouveaux avions Bombardier Q400

TORONTO, 10 sept. 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier Avions commerciaux a annoncé aujourd’hui que Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd. a fait l’acquisition de trois nouveaux biturbopropulseurs Q400 avec le soutien de la Corporation commerciale canadienne (CCC).

Selon le prix courant de l’avion Q400, la valeur de cette commande s’élève à près de 106 millions de dollars américains.

« Nous sommes très heureux que Biman accroisse sa flotte de Q400 avec cette commande de trois nouveaux avions, a dit François Cognard, vice-président, Ventes, Asie-Pacifique. Le nombre plus élevé de sièges et la capacité d’emport de fret accrue du Q400 le distinguent nettement des concurrents. De plus, les économies d’un biturbopropulseur combiné à la performance de jet du Q400 présentaient la solution idéale aux activités de ligne court-courrier et long-courrier de Biman. Les opérateurs qui reviennent pour plus de commandes de Q400 confirment les avantages des caractéristiques uniques de cet avion. »

« Nous sommes ravis d’ajouter ces avions Q400 à notre flotte. Actuellement, nous exploitons deux Q400 et nous pouvons affirmer sans hésitation que ces avions sont tout indiqués pour nos activités domestiques et régionales, a dit A M Mosaddique Ahmed, chef de la direction, Biman Bangladesh Airlines. Grâce à sa rentabilité, à son confort et à sa flexibilité d’exploitation exceptionnelle, l’avion Q400 nous permettra d’accroître notre service de haute fréquence à l’intérieur du Bangladesh et vers les pays voisins. »

« Nous sommes très heureux de soutenir Bombardier lors de la vente de leurs appareils Q400 à Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd, a dit Ian McLeod, vice-président, Développement des affaires et Ventes, Corporation commerciale canadienne. Le Canada et le Bangladesh profitent d’une forte relation bilatérale grâce au commerce, aux investissements, à la coopération en matière de développement et aux liens entre les individus. Accroître la capacité du transporteur national soutient ces efforts et la croissance économique du pays, améliorant ainsi la vie des Bangladais en augmentant leur accès à des destinations domestiques et internationales. »

À propos de Biman
Biman Bangladesh Airlines est la compagnie aérienne nationale du Bangladesh. L’aéroport international Shahjalal à Dhaka est la principale plaque tournante de la compagnie. La compagnie exploite également des vols à partir de ses plaques tournantes secondaires à l’aéroport international Shah Amanat à Chittagong, et à l’aéroport international Osmani à Sylhet. La compagnie offre des services internationaux de transport de passagers et de fret vers l’Asie et l’Europe, ainsi que des vols sur les principales routes intérieurs au Bangladesh. À ce jour, la compagnie a conclu des ententes de service aérien avec 42 pays et dessert 16 pays.

À propos de la Corporation commerciale canadienne
La Corporation commerciale canadienne (CCC) est l’organisation internationale du Gouvernement du Canada pour la passation de contrats de gouvernement à gouvernement. En tant que compagnie de la Couronne, elle aide les exportateurs canadiens à vendre leurs produits et services à des gouvernements étrangers partout dans le monde en utilisant un mécanisme contractuel de gouvernement à gouvernement. En 2017-2018, la Corporation commerciale canadienne était active dans 78 pays de par le monde, travaillant avec 182 compagnies canadiennes, pour signer des contrats d’exportation d’une valeur de plus de 1,3 milliards de dollars.

À propos de Bombardier
Comptant plus de 69 500 employés répartis entre quatre secteurs d’activité, Bombardier est un leader mondial de l’industrie du transport, créant des avions et des trains novateurs qui changent la donne sur leur marché. Nos produits et nos services offrent des expériences de transport de calibre international qui établissent de nouvelles normes de confort des passagers, d’efficacité énergétique, de fiabilité et de sécurité.

Avec son siège social situé à Montréal, au Canada, Bombardier possède des installations de production et d’ingénierie dans 28 pays, couvrant les secteurs Transport, Avions d’affaires, Avions commerciaux et Aérostructures et Services d’ingénierie. Les actions de Bombardier se négocient à la Bourse de Toronto (BBD). Au cours de l’exercice terminé le 31 décembre 2017, nous avons réalisé un chiffre d’affaires de 16,2 milliards de dollars. Vous trouverez nouvelles et information à l’adresse www.bombardier.com ou en nous suivant sur Twitter @Bombardier.

Notes aux rédacteurs
Une image d’un avion Q400 arborant la livrée de Biman Bangladesh Airlines est affichée avec le présent communiqué de presse à l’adresse www.bombardier.com

Vous trouverez un document d’information sur l’avion Q400 dans l’espace média de BAC.

Pour en savoir plus sur Biman Bangladesh Airlines https://www.biman-airlines.com/about

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Source d’information

Nathalie Siphengphet
Chef, Communications et Relations publiques
Bombardier Avions commerciaux
+1 416-375-3030
nathalie.siphengphet@aero.bombardier.com
www.bombardier.com

Une photo accompagnant ce communiqué est disponible à http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/60ed20dd-1a55-44d2-b4aa-53dc99f71175/fr

East Meets West at Belt and Road @ index, China Brand Furniture and Building Material Expo

BEIJING, Sept. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Belt and Road @ index, China Brand Furniture and Building Material Expo will take place in Dubai World Trade Center from 16th to 18th September 2018. Belt and Road @ index is hosted by CCPIT (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade) and organized by CIEC Overseas Exhibition Co., Ltd. A featured area will showcase Chinese brands and products in Index Element 2018, the biggest interior and furniture event produced by DMG.

At President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the United Arab Emirates in July, the two counties deepened economic ties. China is the UAE’s top trading partner, with trade volume over USD 50 billion in 2017. The UAE is also a gateway, accounting for 60 percent of Chinese exports to the Middle East. The UAE is an important location in the Belt and Road Initiative.

Belt and Road @ index, China Brand Furniture and Building Material Expo is an event to promote cooperation and to connect architects, interior designers, developers and procurement professionals with Chinese brands and products in the interior furnishings and fit-out scene across all industries.

Index Element 2018 in September will combine the traditional show with a brand new theme: ‘East meets West’, to celebrate the ‘Silk Road’ that lives on to this day. This show is aimed at individual designs and value driven products from Asia. The China Pavilion at Belt and Road @ index, China Brand Furniture and Building Material Expo will be located in Sheikh Saeed Hall.

Over 50 Chinese brands targeting the Middle East and North African markets will display products covering office and home furniture, bathroom and kitchen supplies, homewares, lighting, and textiles with unique Chinese designs.

Renowned Chinese brands including DeRUCCI Bedding, Hangzhou Dechang Furniture Hardware and Chongqing Gaotian Industrial and Trade Co., Ltd will be attending the expo with new product launches, hoping to steal the spotlight. Highlights of their products are expected to be bedding supplies, office tables and chairs. The show will present a wide selection of interior products that should suit the taste and budgets of all our visitors, covering their sourcing needs this autumn. Professionals who show their interest in the Chinese products can enjoy the professional B to B service in the match-making area built specifically for visitors of the China pavilion.

To visit Belt and Road @ index, visitors can receive a FREE entry voucher when registering on the official website www.indexexhibition.com.

Dealing in drugs: Postmasburg

On Monday, 10 September 2018 at about 08:00 the Postmasburg Visible Policing unit followed up on information about drugs at a house in Newtown, Postmasburg. The police pounced on the unsuspecting male and found a black bag with compressed dagga inside the house. The 66 arms of dagga has a street value of R130 000. The 24-year-old male suspect should be appearing in the Postmasburg Magistrates’ Court soon.

The ZF Mgcwa Cluster Commander, Maj General Kolie Matthys commended the members for a job well done. The investigation continues.

Source: South African Police Service

African Countries Need to Develop a Policy Response to the Digital Economy

Dr Nimrod Zalk, Industrial Development Advisor in the office of the Director-General of the Department of Trade and Industry, delivered the keynote address at a Workshop on Digital Transformation in Africa: Leveraging the Promise and Addressing New Challenges convened by Global Economic Governance (GEG) Africa and the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Monday 10 September 2018.

Dr Zalk highlighted that a global process of rapid technological change, involving unprecedented growth in digital information will have far reaching consequences for the South Africa and other African countries. The rise of digital platforms and e-commerce will reshape the retail sector and in turn have deep implications for developing countries’ industrialization processes, which have been at the heart of all successful cases of development. This requires African countries to develop policy responses that address the rise of digitization in ways that ensure the policy space to harness potential benefits and ameliorate negative consequences.

Zalk emphasised that there are a number of domains that African countries need to take into consideration in forging a policy response to the rise of digitalisation.

First countries need to secure the policy space in multi-lateral, regional and bi-lateral fora and processes to develop responses to digitization that are tailored to domestic conditions and policy considerations.

Second, as data becomes the primary resource of an increasingly digitalized economy countries need to secure a degree of national sovereignty with respect to issues of data ownership, privacy, cybersecurity, structural transformation and economic inclusion objectives.

Third, national taxation systems need to adapt to the rise of e-commerce and digital platforms. This requires ensuring an appropriate taxation regime in relation to e-commerce and other digital and their suppliers and to address issues of transfer pricing and profit shifting to low taxation jurisdications.

Fourth, policy must address issues of market dominance, competition and market access. The EU has for instance begun to put in place competition policy responses to the impact of network effects that attract users to the largest and fastest growing platforms which result in winner-takes-most outcomes.

Fifth, developing countries need to develop digital industrial capabilities including ensuring high speed and cheap broadband, building linkages between digital platforms and domestically produced goods and services, the provision of industrial financing instruments to do so and the adaptation of technology and skills curricula and institutions to new digital realities.

He stated that the manner in which the rise of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and digitization are conveyed, are often in hyperbolic terms which tend to assume either unbridled opportunities to leapfrog into a brave new world or a disastrous collapse in employment. Rather than assuming either of these extreme outcomes, African countries need to actively engage in understanding and developing appropriate policy responses to the implications of expedited technological change.

Source: Department of Trade and Industry