Daily Archives: May 25, 2018

XCMG crée XCMG Turkey Co., Ltd. et ouvre un centre de pièces détachées à Ankara

ANKARA, Turquie, 25 mai 2018 /PRNewswire/ — XCMG, le plus grand fabricant mondial d’engins de construction, a créé une nouvelle société à l’étranger, XCMG Turkey Co., Ltd. et un centre de pièces détachées (XCMG Turkey), à Ankara (Turquie), ce qui permettra à l’entreprise de fournir des produits et des services aux clients de ce pays à forte croissance.

XCMG Opens XCMG Turkey Co., Ltd. and Spare Parts Center in Ankara.

XCMG Turkey collaborera avec les concessionnaires locaux pour offrir une expérience complète « tout-en-un » aux clients locaux, promouvoir le développement durable de la marque XCMG localement et poser des bases solides pour déborder sur les marchés limitrophes. Lors de l’inauguration de la société, XCMG a signé un contrat de sept millions d’USD avec un concessionnaire turc, une coopération majeure couvrant un nombre important d’équipements, dont des excavatrices, des grues et des chargeuses.

« Nous sommes ravis d’étendre notre présence en Turquie en créant une société sur place », a déclaré Jiansen Liu, le président adjoint de XCMG et directeur général de XCMG Import and Export Co. « La Turquie est un maillon important de l’initiative chinoise ‘une ceinture, une route’ et le marché de ce pays joue un rôle important dans la stratégie de croissance internationale de XCMG, du fait de sa situation géographique et économique dans la région. »

Merih Özgen, le président de l’Association turque des engins de construction, estime que la création de XCMG Turkey fera date en matière de développement du secteur turc des engins de construction mécanique et accélérera le développement de la construction d’infrastructures turques. « L’ancienne route de la soie partait de Chine et allait jusqu’en Turquie. L’initiative ‘une ceinture, une route’ resserre les liens entre les deux pays », a-t-il déclaré.

XCMG est présent sur le marché turc depuis 2000 et les produits de pointe et résistants de la marque, dont les grues, les excavatrices, les chargeuses, les niveleuses, les plateformes de forage rotatives et autres, ont été utilisés dans de nombreux projets de construction dans le pays. À l’heure actuelle, plus de 1 000 machines XCMG sont à l’œuvre en Turquie.

XCMG a gagné des parts de marché dans les 57 pays participant à l’initiative chinoise ‘une ceinture, une route’, les exportations vers ces pays représentant 72 % du volume total des exportations de la société. Tout juste en avril, XCMG a livré des centrales à béton pour soutenir le nouveau projet d’investissement en Égypte.

À propos de XCMG

XCMG est un fabricant multinational de matériels lourds, actif depuis 74 ans. La société se classe actuellement au sixième rang dans l’industrie mondiale des machines de construction. Ses produits s’exportent dans plus de 177 pays et régions du monde.

Pour de plus amples informations, rendez-vous sur www.xcmg.com ou les pages XCMG sur FacebookTwitterYouTubeLinkedIn et Instagram.

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XCMG Opens XCMG Turkey Co., Ltd. and Spare Parts Center in Ankara

ANKARA, Turkey, May 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — XCMG, the world’s leading construction machinery manufacturer, has established a new overseas company, XCMG Turkey Co., Ltd. and Spare Parts Center (XCMG Turkey), in Ankara, Turkey, which will allow the company to provide products and services to customers in the rapidly-growing country.

XCMG Opens XCMG Turkey Co., Ltd. and Spare Parts Center in Ankara.

XCMG Turkey will work with local dealers to provide a complete one-stop experience for local customers, promoting sustainable development of the XCMG brand locally and laying a solid foundation for expanding into surrounding markets. At the company’s opening ceremony, XCMG signed a US$7 million deal with a Turkish dealer, a milestone cooperation covering a variety of equipment including excavators, cranes and loaders.

“We are excited to expand our presence in Turkey through the establishment of a local company,” said Jiansen Liu, Assistant President of XCMG and General Manager of XCMG Import and Export Co. “Turkey, is an important node along China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative and the market there plays an important role in XCMG’s international growth strategy thanks to its geographical and economic position in the region.”

Merih Özgen, President of the Turkey Construction Machinery Association, believes that the establishment of XCMG Turkey has epoch-marking significance to the development of Turkey’s engineering machinery industry and will accelerate the development of Turkish infrastructure construction. “The ancient Silk Road started in China and ended in Turkey. The Belt and Road tightens the relationship between China and Turkey,” he said.

XCMG entered the Turkish market in 2000 and the brand’s advanced and endurable products including cranes, excavators, loaders, land levelers, rotary drilling rigs and more have been used by many construction projects in the country. At present, more than 1,000 XCMG machineries are working in the Turkey.

XCMG has expanded its market share in the 57 countries participating in China’s “Belt and Road” Initiative, with exports to those countries accounting for 72 percent of the company’s total outbound volume. Just in April, XCMG delivered concrete mixing plants to assist the new capital project in Egypt.

About XCMG

XCMG is a multinational heavy machinery manufacturing company with a history of 74 years. It currently ranks sixth 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’s pages on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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Strategic Messaging Aims to Combat Ebola in DRC

Two Ebola patients who fled a hospital quarantine area in the Democratic Republic of the Congo later attended a prayer meeting, potentially exposing at least 50 participants to the dangerous virus.

The incident demonstrates the risks of limited public awareness of Ebola and how the virus spreads. So governments and aid groups are boosting efforts to educate the public as part of a broader response to an Ebola outbreak that as of Thursday was suspected in 52 cases of hemorrhagic fever. Of those, 31 have been confirmed as Ebola, with 13 likely and eight possible, the DRC health ministry said. The death toll was revised from 27 to 22, but it’s expected to grow.

We try to raise awareness and tell people that, no matter their beliefs, it is crucial for patients to remain in health centers for treatment, the health minister, Dr. OlyIlungaKalenga, told VOA in a phone interview. This is part of the community awareness campaign, and it must continue and reach all groups in the population.

Religious and traditional leaders must be involved, because there are many beliefs surrounding the Ebola virus, Kalenga said, later adding that a pastor helped officials find one of the patients who fled.

How it starts, spreads

The disease, initially transmitted to humans from wild animals such as fruit bats, monkeys and forest antelope, spreads through direct contact with an infected person’s bodily fluids. Early symptoms can include fever, sore throat, fatigue, muscle pain and headache. Symptoms can take up to 21 days to emerge.

The outbreak’s epicenter is in a remote area of northwestern DRC, in Equateur province. Several cases have been confirmed in its provincial capital, Mbandaka, where the patients had fled from the Ebola treatment center. The city has more than 1 million residents, heightening the risk of further infection.

The hospital where it currently is located is in the middle of the city, with many people coming and going, Kalenga said. So health officials have decided to relocate the treatment center, run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) / Doctors Without Borders, to a site outside the city. That facility is expected to open later this week.

Coordinated messaging

Aid groups, coordinated by the World Health Organization, have been working to support the Congolese government’s response.

A Red Cross team arrived earlier this month in Equateur province with supplies including chlorine disinfectant, safe burial kits and informational posters.

The most important tool that we have, the only tool to tackle viruses, is information and sharing it, Julie Hall, special adviser on health for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), said in a video clip posted Thursday on Twitter.

The IRFC also posted an animated, one-minute video explaining safe burial practices and why they should be observed.

Dangers of misinformation

WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said health workers have hit stumbling blocks in explaining the risks of Ebola and how an experimental vaccine, introduced this week in Congo, might help.

Some people see Ebola as witchcraft, he told VOA. Health workers and burial teams have reported threats amid rumors that they’re bringing the disease with them.

Misinformation also helped fan the West Africa outbreak that began in late 2013 and, over the course of more than two years, killed at least 11,300 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Reports surfaced of attacks on health workers or burial teams accused of disrespecting corpses.

It took aggressive, targeted messaging to allay fears and change behaviors, said Jennifer McQuiston, an official with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and an expert on infectious disease. She had deployed to Sierra Leone’s capital as the Ebola caseload there started rising dramatically in October 2014.

An international communications group had assembled 200 critical messages,important but hard to absorb at once, McQuiston recalled in a phone interview Thursday. So, guided by data on where and how Ebola was spreading, the group came out with an Ebola ‘big idea of the week.’

First up: Safe burials save lives. McQuiston said people were urged to accept burial teams with protective gear and disinfectant to safely remove bodies, characterizing this as an honorable measure. They also were encouraged to pledge that if you died of Ebola, you would want your loved ones to give you a safe burial.

Another week, the message was to seek early treatment, to deconstruct the myth that people [with Ebola] were better off at home, McQuiston said. Going to an Ebola treatment center gives you a much better chance of surviving, and it’s going to save your family’s lives.

Messages were delivered across radio, TV, social media and billboards, including in picture form, essential in areas with low literacy rates.

McQuiston’s detail lasted less than two months, and she returned to the United States.

I actually went back to Sierra Leone a year later, in October 2015, and they were on the cusp of being declared Ebola-free by WHO, she said. They were proud. They changed their behavior.

Control measures

With the current DRC outbreak, health experts have rolled out an information campaign that encourages vaccinations not only for front-line health workers but also for relatives and friends of those who have contracted Ebola. The WHO said some 10,000 people should be vaccinated within the next month.

Health officials are identifying and monitoring those who’ve come in contact with infected individuals.

Meanwhile, Kalenga said all the people traveling in and out of Mbandaka were being monitored for elevated temperature that might indicate infection. In the West African outbreak that began in late 2013 and killed more than 11,000, airport monitors used non-contact thermometers.

Nigeria, too, has reactivated temperature screening at its land borders, airports and seaports. The continent’s most populous country, with 186 million residents, experienced an outbreak in July 2014 that left seven dead. The WHO pronounced it Ebola-free that October.

Information campaigns also promote washing hands with a chlorine solution to kill the virus.

Handwashing stations have surfaced in public places. UNICEF has set up them up at entrances to schools, and teachers have been instructing students to forgo regular greetings of hugs or handshakes. During the West African outbreak, youngsters waved to or bumped elbows with each other.

Source: Voice of America

50 Perish in DRC Boat Accident

A Democratic Republic of Congo government official says 50 people have died in a boat accident in the remote northern region of the country.

Richard MboyoIluke, the vice governor of Tshuapa province, told AFP: “We found 49 people Wednesday and another one this morning.”

Another vice governor told reporter that about the same amount of people had survived the mishap.

Deadly boat accidents are common in the DRC.

Source: Voice of America