Daily Archives: July 16, 2018

Yutong Bus Attends China-Russian National-Brand Cooperation Forum, Receives Recognition for Efforts in Russia

MOSCOW, July 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Yutong Bus (Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Co., Ltd), the leading Chinese bus manufacturer received praise during the recent China-Russian National Brand Cooperation Forum, held in Red Square, Moscow. The brand was commended for their commitment to creating a greener, eco-friendly transportation industry in the region and their support during the World Cup.

“Yutong Bus aims to provide not just vehicles but a total solution, including transport planning, servicing, and monitoring system to improve transportation. Working closely with local partners, we can better identify and resolve local issues quickly; this is the Yutong Model. If our clients & partners are happy with this model then so are we,” said Hu Huai Ban, General Manager of Overseas Markets, Yutong Bus.

Hu Huai Ban, General Manager of Overseas Markets(left), Yutong Bus and Alexander Strukov, Founder of BBus. (right)

Hu Huai Ban, General Manager of Overseas Markets(left), Yutong Bus and Alexander Strukov, Founder of BBus. (right)

Through partners such as BBus, Russia’s largest tourism and transportation company and KLAVTO, Moscow’s largest commuting company, Yutong has seen 3,323 buses enter service across Russia; with over 300 buses providing logistical support during the World Cup – creating what the organizers of the China-Russian National-Brand Cooperation Forum described as a winning example of China-Russian brand cooperation.

“BBus partnered with Yutong to help serve the World Cup transporting teams and fans.The World Cup requires the best and Yutong fits the bill, we are impressed by Yutong’s performance and look forward to hearing about their new greener models,” said Alexander Strukov, Founder of BBus.

Yutong Bus has been operating in Russia since 2003. Since then, it has been producing models designed for the local market, including a new generation of new-energy buses which the company aims to operate in Russia by 2020.

Yutong New Energy bus in Paris

Yutong New Energy bus in Paris

Yutong bus remains committed to upscaling their production process and improving the green credentials of their vehicles as part of the “Made in China 2025 project”. In 2017, Yutong Bus sold more than 24,865 energy-saving and new-energy buses, ranking the first in the world. In total, the company has sold over 90,000 eco-friendly buses operating in over 310 cities including Paris, London, Sofia, Macao, & Shanghai.

About Yutong Bus

Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Co., Ltd. is a large-scale modern manufacturing company specialized in the R&D, manufacturing and sales of bus products. Yutong Bus is the largest and most technologically advanced manufacturing base of large- and medium-sized buses in the world. Yutong Bus was the first listed company in China’s bus industry. (Stock code: 600066), With a turnover of 33.2 billion yuan in 2017, Yutong Bus has sizable sales volumes in over 30 countries across 6 continents, including France, UK, Australia, Venezuela, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Columbia, Pakistan, Philippines, and Peru with a market share of over 30% in China and over 15% globally.

For more information, please visit http://www.yutong.com

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2018 Farnborough Air Show Marks Debut of Bombardier New ATMOSPHÈRE Cabin

MONTRÉAL, July 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft unveiled the interior of the first CRJ Series aircraft with the new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin design on the opening day of the Farnborough International Air Show in the United Kingdom.

Bombardier showcased the new cabin alongside launch operator Delta Air Lines and supplier Zodiac Aerospace during its air show inauguration event.The CRJ900 on its way to the Farnborough Airshow

“Our product is evolving, and this signature cabin design represents the latest innovation to our very successful regional jet program,” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “This cabin design will add value to airlines, the feedback has already been very positive as demonstrated with the recent momentum we have gained in the market.”

The CRJ900 aircraft on static display at the airshow is painted in Delta Air Lines livery and fitted with the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin.

Bombardier will also emphasize its presence at the airshow from July 16-20 with a display of a Q400 aircraft in the colours of Ethiopian Airlines, as well as a Global 6000 business jet featuring the Premier Cabin.

Bombardier’s static display and chalet are located at OE26 and A5, respectively.

About the ATMOSPHÈRE Cabin
The new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin sets new standards of passenger experience in the regional jet market segment. Key features of the new interior are comprised of larger passenger living space, wheel-first roller bag capability, more spacious lavatory, increased cabin connectivity options, all integrated in a contemporary design and material choices. In fact, the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin design allows each passenger to carry and store an “oversized” roller bag within the aircraft cabin bins which minimizes the need to check bags at the counter or the gate. To learn more: DiscoverAtmosphere.com

About the Farnborough International Air Show

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.The ATMOSPHÈRE Cabin Unveiled

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
Pictures of the CRJ900 aircraft in Delta Air Lines livery and the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin are available with this press release on www.bombardier.com

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Head of Communications and Public Relations
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft                      
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Commodore Adnan Khaliq of Pakistan Navy promoted to the rank of rear admiral

Islamabad, July 16, 2018 (PPI-OT): Commodore Adnan Khaliq has been promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral, with immediate effect.
Rear Admiral Adnan Khaliq was commissioned in Marines Engineering branch of Pakistan Navy in 1985. His distinguished appointments include Director Engineering Support COASTAL, Director (ME) Frigate Programme, Deputy Commandant Pakistan Navy Engineering College, Commanding Officer Fleet Maintenance Group, Chief Inspector Naval Stores, Project Director Pakistan Navy Monitoring & Inspection Team and Managing Director Pakistan Navy Dockyard.

Consequent upon his promotion Rear Admiral Adnan Khaliq will take over as Commandant Pakistan Navy Engineering College PNS JAUHAR. He is a graduate of Pakistan Navy War College and National Defence University, Islamabad. In recognition of his meritorious services, he was awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military). He is also a recipient of Sitara-e-Basalat.

For more information, contact:
Directorate of Public Relations,
Pakistan Navy
Naval Headquarters, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-20062326
Cell: +92-300-8506486
Website: www.paknavy.gov.pk

FPCCI expresses concern over the wave of violence

Lahore, July 16, 2018 (PPI-OT): The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) on Monday strongly condemned the terrorist attacks across the country which claimed hundreds of innocent lives and injured many. The incidents have terrorised masses, terrified the business community and proved that the country still remains vulnerable to terrorists pushing a violent ideology that is destabilising Pakistan, it said. The brutal attacks has left a trail of destruction creating fear among masses and raising questions about elections, said Ghazanfar Bilour, President FPCCI.

He said that terrorists may have planned carnage at the polling day to prove their lethality to hit foundations of a state. Ghazanfar Bilour said that extra vigilance and improved security protocols are required to avoid such gory incidents in future. It is a fight against an invisible and inhuman enemy that has the advantage of unpredictability enabling them to strike at will. The phenomenon needs to be understood in the right perspective to defeat them, he demanded.

Security agencies are fighting a war against terrorists but there is a need to counter them on the ideological front, he said, adding that a counter-narrative against terrorists should be developed which must be included in the school syllabus to save the youth from the lure of terrorist narratives. The business leader said that efforts must be made to check the projection of terrorists through media, effective measures should be to check the funding provided to terrorist organisations, and clerics should be asked to deal with sectarianism.

Ghazanfar Bilour said that some elements are involved in destabilising Pakistan and that recent terrorist attacks cannot make masses forget sacrifices of the Army in defeating terrorism and hoped that it will soon find and eliminate terrorists responsible for the recent bloodshed. The whole nation is pinning high hopes on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa who has led the army from the front and demonstrated best of his abilities to defend the country.

For more information, contact:
Secretary General
Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI)
B-1, Federation House, Main Clifton Road,
Karachi-75600, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-35873691, 93-94
Fax: +92-21-35874332
Email: info@fpcci.com.pk
URL: www.fpcci.com.pk

“Climate Change Interim Minister inaugurated Monsoon Tree Plantation at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro”

Islamabad, July 16, 2018 (PPI-OT): Today on 16th July, 2018 Federal Minister for Climate Change, Mr. Muhammad Yusuf Shaikh inaugurated and started the drive of Monsoon tree plantation from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) Jamshoro. Then he proceeded to University of Sindh and Liaquat University of Medical Sciences (LUMS), Jamshoro respectively and started plantation drive by planting trees over there. While talking to media Interim Minister for Climate Change Sheikh Muhammad Yousaf highlighted that Pakistan is a forest deficient country having 4.224 million hectares’ area (around 5% of its total area) under forest cover.

He further said the province wise breakup of forest area is 1.684 million hectares in KP, 0.666 million hectare in GB, 0.608 million hectare in Punjab, 0.592 million hectare in Balochsitan,0.399 million hectare in Sindh and0.275 million hectares in AJK He also highlighted that these forests, though limited in extent, form unique and diverse ecological systems providing timber, fuel wood and a variety of Non Timber Forest Products such as medicinal and aromatic plants, resin, wild fruits and berries. In addition to these products our forests also provide environmental and ecological services such as carbon sequestration, water regulation, fertility regulation and biodiversity.

Unfortunately due to a multitude of direct and indirect factors such as over population, limited alternative options, over use of forestry products, lack of capacity and natural and manmade hazards our forests are deforested and degraded at an alarming rate of about 27000 hectare per year. He also urged that Planting more trees is the need of the hour not only to meet our needs for products but also as a mitigation and adaptation measure to counter the negative impacts of climate change.

To respond to these issues there have been some national and provincial level efforts like Green Pakistan Program and Billion Tree Tsunami Afforestation Project. However there is need for more coordinated and concerted efforts by all segments of society including civil society, academia, and corporate sector to halt the ongoing deforestation and further improve its forest cover by raising more plantations. He also said that Today’s event is a step in this direction. The government of Pakistan is resolved to actively engage academia, students and civil society to achieve the challenging task of increasing the country’s forest cover.

The Government of Pakistan has set a target of planting 47.14 million plants during the current monsoon season. Comparing with other provinces Sindh has the lowest forest cover of 0.399 million ha, which needs more efforts and out of the box solutions to improve its forest cover. Keeping in view this situation I therefore announce that the government of Pakistan under its Green Pakistan Program will provide 500,000 plants to various universities, institutions, civil society organizations and individuals. At the end he thanked all for their participation in this noble cause.

For more information, contact:
Principal Information Officer,
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +92-51-9252323, +92-51-9252324
Fax: +92-51-9252325, +92-51-9252326
Email: piopid@gmail.com
Website: www.pid.gov.pk

Be a Part of International Junior Science Olympiad 2018

Islamabad, July 16, 2018 (PPI-OT): International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) is a science competition for students under 16-year-of age on December 31stof the competition year. IJSO was established to promote interest in science among school students, exposing them to problem solving, critical thinking and experimentation. Over the years, IJSO aims to positively impact science and mathematics education at school level. IJSO is held in the first week of December of every year, in different countries.

The 15th International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO-2018) is going to be held on December 2-11, 2018 in Botswana on the theme “Discovery, Innovation and Environment”. Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) is inviting applications from young Pakistani science students to participate in the 15th International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO-2018). Therefore;

Interested students (boys and girls) having age between 13-16yearsand completed their middle level school education may send their applications on prescribed Proformaavailable on PSF website www.psf.gov.pk.

The applicant must be a regular science student in a public or private sector (Govt. recognized) institution having proficiency in written and spoken English.

Only shortlisted candidates on the basis of educational credentials shall be called for test and interview for their final selection.

Six (6) students will be selected for the said event. The decision of the panel of Scientists/ Experts will be final in this regard.

PSF will bear the expenditure including registration fee and visa fee of selected students for their participation in ” International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO-2018)”. However, air travel and health insurance of students have to be borne by their parents/guardians/or their schools.

Last date for receipt of application is 13th August, 2018. Incomplete/applications received after the closing date shall not be entertained.

For more information, contact:
Sr. Science Promotion Officer
Pakistan Science Foundation
1-Constitution Avenue,
Sector G-5/2, Islamabad
Tel: +92-51-9202469-70
Fax: +92-51-9202468
Website: www.psf.gov.pk