On July 21, 2021, Xinhua News Agency published an article titled "From the Vivid Stories in President Xi's Signed Article, To Comprehend the Rich Connotation of China-Africa Cooperation".
Recently, CGCOC GROUP donated 4800 medical protective clothing and 96000 medical face masks to African countries including Ethiopia, Chad, Cameroon, Rwanda, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Ivory Coast.
Our group has signed Abeokuta water supply project contract on March 4, 2021.
Li Xinfeng, executive vice president of the China-Africa Institute from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences have visited the headquarter of the group for researchs and discussions, on March 11, 2021.
The "Cameroon Dazambi-Kribi Road Improvement Project (53KM) Project" contracted by CGCOC GROUP has achieved a phased victory on March 4, 2021. - The road graded gravel base layer was fully connected.
The 2000-square-meter water tower project in Guinebor, the capital of Chad, undertaken by CGCOC held a groundbreaking ceremony on February 25, 2021. The Chad Presidential Secretary, Minister of Water Resources and representatives of CGCOC GROUP participated and delivered important speeches.
On December 24, 2020, the "2020 Industry Annual Conference" hosted by the China International Contractors Association was held in Xi'an.
The "2020 High-level Forum on the Development of China's Foreign Contracted Engineering Enterprises" sponsored by the China International Contractors Association was held on November 25, 2020 in Beijing.
Recently, led by Zhejiang Normal University, the project that our company participated in the declaration of the "African Research and China-Africa Cooperation and Collaborative Innovation Center"was identified by the Ministry of Education as a provincial collaborative innovation center, which is the first recognized provincial collaborative innovation center of the Arts and Sciences in Zhejiang Province.
On October 10, 2019, during the China International Mining Conference held in Tianjin, Group President Ji Weimin attended the bilateral meeting between the Ministry of Natural Resources and the delegation of the Ministry of Mining and Petroleum of Mali. Mr. Zhong Ziran, member of the Party Leadership Group of the Ministry of Natural Resources, Director of the China Geological Survey and Party Leadership Group Secretary, affirmed the Group's mining work in Africa and emphasized that the Group's related work in Mali has played a positive role in promoting the development of Mali's mining industry.
On May 20, 2019, scholars and senior media professionals from Portuguese-speaking African countries visited the headquarters of the Group and held a forum on cooperation with the media on the construction of the “Belt and Road” under the China-Africa Community of Shared Future. Zhang Yanqiu, director of the African Media Research Center of Communication University of China, and the leaders of the group's market development department attended the meeting.
On May 19, 2019, the Chinese People's Liberation Army-aided Ethiopian military medical expert team entered the China Overseas Hansheng Glass Factory for an on-site free consultation, and was warmly welcomed by our staff.
On the afternoon of May 13, 2019, Ji Weimin, President of CGCOC GROUP,and his entourage visited the African Research Institute of Zhejiang Normal University, and negotiated with the heads of the African Research Institute of Zhejiang Normal University and Jinhua Vocational and Technical College on areas of common concern and cooperation directions.
On April 2, 2019, at the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation 2018 Donor Conference and 30th Anniversary Symposium, China Overseas Group was awarded the "2018 Special Contribution Award" to commend the group in Ethiopia with the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation , Ethiopian First Lady’s Office and Ethiopian Women’s Economic Empowerment Center jointly participated in the "Ethiopian Women’s Training Project".
On March 18, 2019, the group leaders visited the newly-appointed Ethiopian ambassador to China Tesome Toga in Beijing. The leaders of the group firstly introduced the development history of CGCOC in Ethiopia, as well as the future direction and thinking of contributing to China-Ethiopia economic and trade cooperation under the framework of China-Africa cooperation.
On March 1, 2019, the Zhejiang-Africa Economic and Trade Cooperation and Exchange Conference was held in Hangzhou.
On October 27, 2018, the inaugural meeting and first academic seminar of the "Belt and Road" African Studies Alliance initiated by the African Research Institute of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies was held in Guangzhou.
On September 2, 2018, the CCGOC leaders met in Beijing with Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian President who came to China for a state visit and participated in the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. The CGCOC has been worked in Nigeria for 35 years. When reviewing this history together, CGCOC leaders expressed their gratitude to the Nigerian government and people for the opportunities brought to the CGCOC. The President also expressed his gratitude to the Chinese government and Chinese enterprises for their contributions in various areas of economic and social development in Nigeria.
On August 30, 2018, Mr. Capolé, President of Burkina Faso, met with the Chairman of CGCOC in Beijing. The two sides Made a discussion in some important field for China-Burkina Faso cooperation. Mr. Capolé said that CGCOC hard working in Africa for more than 20 years and its a reliable partner. He hopes that CGCOC will contribute to the implementation of Burkina Faso's economic and social development plan.
On the morning of August 29, 2018, the Côte d'Ivoire Minister of transportation and the General Manager of the Railway Operation Management Company visited the headquarters of CGCOC , met with the group leaders. The two sides conducted in-depth exchanges on the social status and economic development of Côte d'Ivoire and exchanged views on the cooperation model and various fields between China and Africa .
On August 28, 2018, the group leaders met Minister of Commerce,Minister of Industry and SME Development to attend the "Beijing 2018 China-Africa Cooperation Forum" at the headquarters and held friendly talks on business cooperation in related fields. The two sides expressed their willingness to further expand the scope of cooperation and help the development of business and industry in Côte d'Ivoire.
During the State visit to Senegal, Chinese president Xi Jinping received representatives from Chinese enterprises including CGCOC group which develop in Senegal and accomplished fruitful achievement on fostering the country's economic growth.
From 27 to 29 June, Governor of Hunan Province Xu Dazhe, Secretary General Wang Qun, Mayor of Changsha Hu Zhongxiong and other government leaders, led a delegation to Nigeria to visit CGC Nigeria Limited for investigation and guidance.
The "2018 Zhejiang (Hangzhou) Overseas Investment and Service Forum", jointly hosted by the Commerce Department of Zhejiang Province and Hangzhou Municipal Commission of Commerce and sponsored by Overseas Investment Enterprise Association of Zhejiang Province, was held in Hangzhou on June 5th, 2018. Sun Guoqiang, the vice President of CGCOC, was invited to attend and presided over the dialogue session of the forum..
From July 30th to 31st, 2018, "Chinese Institute of Modern International Relations Forum 2018", on the theme of "China and Africa Working Together to Build a Community of Common Destiny", was held in Beijing. The main leaders of CGCOC attended the forum and delivered speeches.
On the afternoon of July 27th, 2018, the main leaders of CGCOC went to the Changsha Municipal Government and had a discussion with the Deputy Secretary of Changsha Municipal Party Committee and Mayor of Changsha Hu Zhongxiong and the principal persons of relevant units.
At the invitation of CGCOC'sUganda Office, the Weinan Municipal Government working group visited Kampala, Uganda from 12th to 13th July 2018 for investigation and research.
On August 16th, 2018, the group leaders met with Ren Zhijun and his entourage at the headquarters of the CGCOC to discuss the cooperation in the related business. The two sides expressed their willingness to jointly explore areas of cooperation and achieve win-win cooperation.
In 22nd, March, CGCOC Group and Sichuan Road&Bridege Group Co. Ltd signed cooperative framework agreement in Beijing, to deepen international capacity cooperation in African markets. CGCOC and Sichuan Road & Bridge agreed to together effectively promote the industrialization and infrastructure development in Senegal market.
The project of EAF of nine cities phase II will be implemented by CGCOC, it will build the drinking water supply system in five cities in the north of Cameroon (Garoua etc.)
On September 6th, a delegation of African young diplomats visited headquarters of CGCOC group and had a symposium with principals of the group. Counselor of the Department of African affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the P.R. China Ms. Jiang Jie, vice president of CGCOC Group Mr. Yuan Fengjun, and main leaders of marketing department and administration department attended the symposium.
On July 10th, opening ceremony of the 2017 Nigeria Agriculture Technology Overseas Training Courses, which was sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce and organized by CGCOC Agriculture Development Co., Ltd. and Shandong Foreign Trade Vocational College, was grandly held in CGC Nigeria Ltd.’s headquarter building. Chairman of the Committee on Nigeria-China Relations of the House of Representatives Mr. Yusuf Yakubu Buba, Economic and Commercial Counsellor of the Embassy of P.R. China in Nigeria Mr. Zhao Linxiang, General Manager Assistant of CGC Nigeria Ltd. Mr. Wang Jun and principals of relevant units attended the ceremony.
On 8th June, Deputy Governor of African Development Bank Mr. Alberic Kacou and his party visited headquarter of CGC Nigeria Ltd in Abuja, and inspected the ADB Abuja Office Building Project constructed by CGC Nigeria Ltd. Vice president of CGCOC Group and GM of CGC Nigeria Ltd Mr. Ye Shuijin, Deputy GM of CGC Nigeria Ltd Mr. Jiang Liwei and Mr. Zhao Wei accompanied the inspection.
On 3rd June, the ground-breaking ceremony of the first phase project of Addis African International Convention and Exhibition Centre, which was contracted to construct by CGC Overseas Construction Eth.LTD, was grandly held. President of Ethiopia Dr. Mulatu Teshome, Mayor of Addis Ababa Mr. Diriba Kuma, Chairman of Chamber of Commerce Mr. Elias Genet, Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia Mr. La Yifan, Vice president of CGCOC Group and GM of CGC Overseas Construction Eth.LTD Mr. Gao Lei, attended the ceremony.
In May 19th 2017, Ethiopian Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation and China EXIM Bank signed Loan Agreement on Adama (Ethiopia-Hunan) Machinery and Equipment Industrial Zone. Adama zone, the first industrial park project sponsored by Chinese government since the release of Ten Plans for Sino-Africa Cooperation, will be constructed and partially operated by CGCOC.
Li Yuanchao, Vice President of China visited Industrial Park in Diamniadio established by CGCOC during his visit to Senegal on May 7, 2017. Senegal Prime Minister Mohamed Dionne companied his visit.
CGCOC signed agreement on the joint operation and management of Ethiopian Machinery and Equipment Industrial Zone
In 29th, March, CGCOC and the Federal Ministry of Water Resources of Nigeria signed contract of Bakolori Irrigation project.
The startup ceremony of Rusumo hydro power station kicked off in 30th.
In 13th March, CGCOC Ethiopia Company signed Upgrading Contract of Menebegna-Fincha-Shambu Road. The project, located in the Oromia State with length of 65.506 km, will significantly facilitate the transportation of local people.
On 16th, February, Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria Zhou Pingjian and Chairman of the Committee on Nigeria-China Relations Yakubu Buba Yusuf visited Abuja Agriculture High-tech Industrial Park and headquarter of CGCOC Nigeria Company in Abuja.
February, 2017, CGCOC Ethiopia Company was commended by the local government of KIRKOS region for the long-term contribution and support for police service works.
On the evening of Jan. 26th, 2017, the Chinese Spring Festival Gala was held in CGC Nigeria Ltd.
On Jan. 20th, 2017, the Bole Lemi industrial park phase 2 was signed between IPDC and CGCOC Ethiopia Ltd.
The 2017 annual work conference of CGCOC Group was held from 17th to 18th, January. Sixty senior management from headquarter and overseas branches participated the annual work meeting.
In November 2016, the C3 Project in Sri Lanka and Turmi Project Phase 3 project in Ethiopia constructed by CGCOC Road and Bridge Construction Company was successfully transferred.
During Dec. 31st, 2016 to Jan. 2nd, 2017, the 2017 production and operation meeting was held in CGC Nigeria Ltd. The overall strategic plan was set out combined with the development strategy of CGCOC GROUP in this meeting.
In order to boost the China-Africa 10 Cooperation Plans, and fasten the Nigerian agricultural modernization, the “2016 China-Nigeria Agricultural Technical Training” program sponsored by the Chinese government and organized by Green Agriculture West Africa Ltd. was held opening ceremony on June 13th in Abuja. Dr. Shehu Mohammed, the Permanent Secretary of Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Qin Jian, Charge d’Affaires of Chinese Embassy in Nigeria, and Mr. Zhao Linxiang, Chinese Economic and Commercial Councilor in Nigeria also attended this opening ceremony.
On September 27th, 2016, the Governor of Africa Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina and his team visited the AFD Abuja headquarter constructed by CGCOC GROUP.
On September 25th, 2016, during the visit to Nigeria by Jiangxi Cultural Exchange Delegation and Chinese Traditional Medicine Delegation paid visit to CGC Nigeria Ltd and brought fantastic show and lecture on life cultivation and health preservation.
During October 5th to 7th, 2016, the First International Agro-industry Investment Forum, organized by the Ethiopian government and United Nation Industry and Development Organization, was held in the UN African Economic Committee headquarter in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia. CGCOC GOURP was invited to give a keynote speech on the forum.
During Sep. 22 - 25 2016, the Ministry of Land & Resources, Tianjin Municipal People's Government and China Mining Association, China Mining Congress and Expo 2016 (the 18th year event) was held in Tianjin. CGCOC GROUP set its own exhibition table and received the Honorable Minister of Mining in Mali and the Honorable State Minister of Mining in Nigeria.
Mr. Chao Xiaoliang, the Consul-General of the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Lagos visited CGC Nigeria Ltd with his colleagues and had a cordial conversation with the CGC Management on the morning of September 30th, 2016.
During October 1st to 3rd, CGC Nigeria Limited held the 3rd quarter business operation conference in Abuja headquarter. The Deputy Managing Director, Mr. Fan Xiaojing presided over the meeting. Nearly 80 employees from all units participated.
On August 20th, 2016, the Assistant President of CGCOC GROUP signed the turnkey contract with Mr. Andualem, the CEO of ETHIO TELECOM on the ET headquarter.
On August 7th, Counselor Lin Zhimin from the Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia visited our Dire Dawa-Dewelle road project, and introduced the duties of the department of consulate in the Embassy, exchanged ideas with our Chinese staff and handed out pamphlets.
The 7th CGC CUP “New Normal, New Future” Speech Contest was held on July 30th, 2016 at the headquarter of CGC Nigeria Ltd. 10 contestants from all departments and subsidiaries participated in it.
The 2016 CGCOC GROUP operation and development seminar was held in the headquarter of CGC Nigeria Ltd.
On July 3rd, 2016, Mr. Qian Keming, the Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce and his delegation visited our CGCOC Abuja Agriculture High-tech Industrial Park. The President and Vice President of CGCOC GROUP, the General Manager and Deputy GM of CGCOC AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD kept company with the delegation.
On the afternoon of June 19th, 2016, the “2016 Running-24-Hour City Relay Race” initiated by the Ambassador of China Life Insurance, famous basketball player Yao Ming, was successfully held in Beijing. The representatives from CGCOC GROUP took part in the event.
In order to push forward the Ethiopia Agriculture and Husbandry Processing Industrial Park project and attract more companies’ investment, a project symposium was successfully held between CGCOC GROUP and Department of Agriculture in Hebei on June 13th. Mr. Zhang Yu from the Department of Agriculture in Hebei Province moderated the symposium and 13 agricultural and husbandry companies also attended this symposium.
On the morning, June 11th, 2016, CGC Nigeria Ltd. held the “In Memoriam of the Martyr, Inheritance of the Martyr Spirit” tomb-sweeping activity in Kaduna cemetery.
On the afternoon of June 5th, Mrs. Kang Yue and Mr. Liu Yang, represented CGCOC GROUP visited the hospital for the two wounded Chinese Peace-keeping Forces in the assault at the Mali UN PKF Camp.
Mr. Liu Kan, the Consul-General of the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Lagos visited CGC Nigeria Ltd with his colleagues and had a cordial conversation with the CGC Management.
In order to deepen the friendship between China and Cameroon and promote bilateral economy and trade cooperation, the Ministry of Commerce in China organized the “2016 China-Cameroon Business and Culture Training Class” between April 13th to 26th. After intensive selection, CGCOC Cameroon recommended excellent employees to attend this training.
In order to build a learning-oriented company, the HR and Admin Department of CGC Nigeria Ltd, together with other departments and subsidiaries, initiated two training seminars of each week since December 26th, 2015. This intended to improve the overall quality and executive force of employees so as to facilitate the development of the company.
On March 11th, 2016, a delegation of 12 from CGC Nigeria Ltd visited CGCOC Ethiopia Ltd. led by Lei Jiang, Deputy Managing Director.
On the afternoon of March 8th, 2016, 80 students and lecturers of architect major from Addis Ababa University visited the Poli Lotus International Center Project invested by CGCOC GROUP, and watched the sand table and model house.
On March 6th, 2016,Qin Jian, the Chinese Minister Counselor and Yan Xiangdong, the Chinese Cultural Counselor visited CGCOC Abuja Agriculture High-tech Park. Ye Shuijin, the Assistant President of CGCOC GROUP, Lei Jiang, Deputy Managing Director of CGC Nigeria LTD., Wang Jun, Managing Director of Green Agriculture West Africa LTD. also attended this visit.
The 2016 working conference was held during Feb.26th to 29th at the headquarter of CGC Nigeria Ltd.
CGCOC GROUP has faced unprecedented challenges in 2015. With the endeavor and struggle from all the employees, we have kept sustained growth in foreign contracted projects with annual revenue of 794.02 million USD, ranking 33rd among top 100 foreign contracted projects companies relating to completed revenue and 65th among top 100 relating to new contracts amount.
On the Feb. 17th, 2016, the new Managing Director of CAMWATER, Mr. Alphonse Roger OndouaAkoa, together with his managing board and technical manager visited Douala Daya water plant contracted by CGCOC GROUP.
On the afternoon of Dec. 4th, 2015, Mr. Xi Jinping, the President of the People’s Republic of China attended the opening ceremony of the China-Africa Equipment Manufacturing Industry Exhibition with the company of Mr. Jacob Zuma, the President of South Africa and Mr. Robert Gabriel Mugabe, the President of Zimbabwe. Mr. Xi, together with other African leaders visited our New Energy Booth and the President of CGCOC GROUP gave an introduction on the projects.
On Dec. 5th, 2015, the Assistant President of CGCOC GROUP and General Manager of CGC Nigeria Ltd. signed an MOU on cassava industrial development with the representative of Liberian government, Mr. Amara Mohamed Konneh, Minister of Ministry of Finance and Development Planning at Johannesburg.
During Oct. 28th to 30th, the Chinese Economic and Commercial Counselor, Mr. Zhao Xianglin and his colleagues visited Wara mechanized demonstrated farm. Mr. Wang Jun, the General Manager of Green Agriculture West Africa Limited kept company with him.
In order to extend gratitude to the Ethipian staff, Ethiopian company organized one week trip to China for those staff who has been constantly working for over 10 years. This time, they went to visit Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai, making them understand Chinese history as well as the vigorous economic development.
On Nov. 5th, 2015, the China Export-Import Bank delegation, including Mr. Sun Ping, the vice president, DMG of Concessional Department, DMG of International Business Department and the general representative of East Africa region visited the Ethiopia-Djibouti water supply project conducted by CGCOC Ethiopia CO., LTD. Mr. Sun Guoqiang, vice president of CGCOC GROUP, and Mr. Du Fengshan, General Manager of CGCOC Water CO., LTD. also attended this visit.
On the afternoon of Oct. 15th, the president of CGCOC GROUP met the President of the Republic of Chad, Mr. Idriss Déby, who was paying state visit to China. Both sides exchanged ideas on the long-term development of CGCOC GROUP in Chad.
On the morning of September 15th, Mr. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, the President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania visited our office in Beijing and met the president of CGCOC GROUP.
On December 28 2014, the Phase II of Duala Water Supply Project in Cameroon executed by CGCOC was completed successfully. Duala is the largest city and the economic capital of Cameroon with a population of more than two million people. It is also a major freight port in central Africa. With the growth of urbanization and population, the existing water supply infrastructure cannot meet the water demand for urban development. On November 2009, Cameroon’s Ministry of Economy, Planning and Regional Development and the Export-Import Bank of China signed a credit agreement that CGCOC as the sole contractor is in charge of the design, planning and execution of the Duala Water Supply Project (Phase II). The grand project was completed as scheduled and provides extra 10,000 tons of quality drinking water to Duala residents, which helps resolve the city’s difficulty in water supply, reduce the diseases caused by lack of drinking water and improves living conditions of people in Duala and the whole country.
The commencement ceremony of Ethiopia - Djibouti cross-border water supply project conducted by CGCOC was held in Ali Sabieh province of Djibouti on March 22nd, 2015. Several government officials attended the ceremony including the president and the prime minister of Djibouti, the counselor to the prime minister of Ethiopia, the deputy finance minister of Ethiopia, the Chinese ambassador in Djibouti, etc. The president of CGCOC delivered a speech at the ceremony. The Ethiopia - Djibouti cross-border water supply project is a livelihood security project planned from 2012 to relieve the shortage of fresh water resources in Djibouti. The whole construction process of the project will be completed within two years. As the programmer, CGCOC is responsible for the overall planning, construction and management. After the project is completed, it can provide 100,000 cubic meters of high quality drinking water for five main towns in Djibouti, about 750000 people accounting for 85% of the population of Djibouti are directly benefited. It is a regional interconnection project within the east African promoted by the government of Ethiopia, Djibouti and China, designing to obtain water from Ethiopia, to provide high quality drinking water for people in Djibouti through cross-border water pipes. This is a preferential loan project sponsored by The Export-Import Bank of China and implemented by CGCOC. The president of Djibouti, Ismail Omar Guelleh, said that China is a big country, which has been providing a lot of assistance to Djibouti; it vigorously promotes the social and economic development of Djibouti, so that the people of Djibouti are grateful to that. At the same time, the government of Djibouti believes in the strength and technical expertise of CGCOC to complete the project excellently and helps to relieve the shortage of fresh water resources in Djibouti. The president of CGCOC said as the programmer of the Ethiopia - Djibouti cross-border water supply project, they will complete the task in good quality within the limited time to provide clean water for local people in Djibouti and improving people's livelihood. Meanwhile, the project can achieve rapid progress in a short time is thanks to the shared developing aspirations between the two governments, the long-term friendship between China and Africa, as well as the support that Chinese government provided for enterprises to "going out". In the future, CGCOC will continue to practice the strategy of overseas economic cooperation with foreign countries, roots long-term abroad to seek for the sustainable development of internationalization and make contribution to the social and economic development of local country.
At 9 a.m. March 8 2015, the completion ceremony for the phases III of Addis Ababa Deep Well Water Supply Project (Akaki Water Source 2) was launched. The project started from November 19 2012, lasting 27 months in total. The project started from November 19 2012, lasting 27 months. It supplies over 80,000 m3of water each day, ensuring daily water usage for 630,000 people in Addis Ababa. The ceremony received high attention from local government in Ethiopia, the Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia, Group leaders and the press. The distinguished guests attending the ceremony are Mr. Hailemariam Desalgne, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Ms. Aster Mamo, Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Diriba Kuma, Mayor of Addis ; Mr. La Yifan , Chinese Ambassador in Ethiopia, Mr. Zhang Lin,Chinese Economic and Commercial Counselor, Mr. Gao Lei , General Manager of CGCOC Group, Ethiopia among 700 plus honorable guests from all walks of life. Both Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalgne and Ambassador La Yifan delivered speeches to express appreciation for CGCOC Group’s strenuous efforts in and support for the livelihood projects in Ethiopia and hope for broader cooperation in Ethiopia’s construction and greater contribution in enhancing China-Ethiopia friendship. On behalf of CGCOC Group and its President, General manager Gao Lei extended congratulations on the completion of the project. Soon afterwards, Mr. Prime Minister and Mr. Ambassador attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony and the unveiling ceremony for the project’s memorial brass plague.
On December 5, CGCOC held a ceremony for its renaming and 12thanniversary at its headquarter. On this occasion, the group was officially renamed as CGCOC ( former name CGC Overseas Construction Corporation Ltd. ), marking its transformation from a construction enterprise into a multinational corporation focusing on counselling, investment, infrastructure construction, industry, logistics and leasing. In his speech at the ceremony, the Group’s president first extended heartfelt gratitude for the shareholders, partners, employees at home and broad for their support and help. In the meantime, he expressed sincere hope for the further development of the Group. The president stated that as the Group entered a new period of development, we should stand on a new starting point, shouldering new responsibilities, dreams, expectations and objectives. We should launch a new journey with ideal and faith. The ceremony come to a successful ending filled with employees’ happy laughters and cheerful voices.
On November 25, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan cut ribbon for the Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport in Kebbi State, which was constructed by our Group. Mr. Ye Shuijin, Deputy General Manager of CGCOC Nigeria Company, and Mr. Jiang Wei, General Manager of the Northwest Region, attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
On November 15, the opening ceremony of Ethiopia Kombolcha-Mekane Selam-Gundewein project was held in the Blue Nile Bridge. Demeke Mekonen, Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister, Gedu Andergecha, Governor of Amhara, Workineh Gebeyehu, Minister of Transportation and Communications Ministry, and Zhang Lin, Economic Counsellor of Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia attended the ceremony and cut the ribbon. The infrastructure of Kombolcha-Mekane Selam-Gundewein spanned across the Nile, with a total length of 315 km. It is an important link between Welo and Gojam areas in the Nile region. The Blue Nile Bridge is 294.2 meters in length, using AASHTO-2004 standard and new construction technology. It is currently the largest single-hole highway bridge in Ethiopia. The successful completion of this project has gained valuable experience for the company to undertake construction in complex geological conditions. It also greatly helps promote Sino-Ethiopia friendship and has great economic and social impact in Ethiopia.
On the afternoon of October 22, CGCOC Group joined the bilateral meeting between Chinese Ministry of Land and Resources and Mali’s Ministry of Mines and Industry, and signed a MOU and an agreement on the co-construction of Mali’s National Mining Laboratory with the Ministry of Mines and Industry. President Ji Weimin and Minister Boubou Cisse represented each party to sign the agreement. According to the agreement, CGCOC Group and Mali’s Ministry of Mines and Industry would jointly finance and establish Mali’s National Mining Laboratory. The two parties would launch more in-depth cooperation in Mali’s geology and mineral sources in an all-round way. Mr. Wang Min, Vice-Minister of Land and Mineral Resources and other officials concerned attended the signing ceremony. Vice-Minister Wang Min fully confirmed CGCOC’s efforts in promoting China-Mali cooperation in mines. He pointed out that the concept of green developing of mining industry proposed by CGCOC has actively advanced China’s specialized technologies and equipment in going global, and its infrastructure construction surround mining industry has promoted the economic growth of the host country. “The Ministry of Land and Mineral Resources will continue to support overseas mining development of enterprises.” Vice-Minister Wang Min stated. Boubou Cisse, the Minister of Mines & Industry of Mali said in the meeting that the president of Mali signed a guidance document on China-Mali cooperation on mining exploration during his visit to China this September, which led to gradual fulfillment of various work in the Ministry of Mines and Industry. The Ministry will launch a series of in-depth cooperation with CGCOC Group. The bilateral meeting between the two parties fell upon the 16thChina International Mining Conference in Tianjin. To strengthen exchanges with mining enterprises at home and abroad and seek more cooperation opportunities, CGCOC Group and tth Mali’s Ministry of Mines and Industry set up a booth together at the conference.
To build a learning-oriented enterprise and fine corporate culture, and to enrich employees’ spare time, on October 9, the Nigerian branch of CGCOC held the Fifth CGCOC Cup Knowledge Contest at its headquarter in Kaduna. The contest was hosted by the human resources department of the Nigerian branch of CGCOC. The 11 subordinating Party groups took part in the contest. Mr. Huang Jie, the Party Branch Secretary and the President of the Organizing Committee and other leaders attended and watched the contest. Though fierce competition, the Party group from northwestern region retained the championship, runner-up for the agriculture company of CGCOC, and the third winner for Kaduna group. After the contest was completed, Secretary Huang Jie delivered a speech in which he expressed support and appreciation for contestants’ excellent performance and hoped the party members and young employees keep on learning, broadening their horizons and improving comprehensive quality in spare time.
Recently, the U.S. McGraw-Hill Construction publicized the Engineering News-Record (hereinafter referred to as "ENR") ranking of the world's largest 225 international contractors in 2014 on its official website. CGCOC group ranked 93rd among the world's largest 250 international contractors list, and it ranked 20th place among the domestic companies in the list. ENR ranking is an authoritative ranking in global construction industry. The ranking is organized by China International Contractors Association domestically and reviewed by ENR.
The Poli Lotus International Center, a project invested byCGCOCEthiopian company, was officially opened on September 15. This is a high-end real estate project in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, attracting attention and support in the community. His Excellency the President of Ethiopia Mulatu Teshome, Diriba Kuma, Mayor of Addis Ababa, Mr. Xie Xiaoyan Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia, and Mr. Zhang Lin, Commercial Counsellor, were invited to attend the opening ceremony. As the host, Sun Guoqiang, vice president of the group, made the first remarks in the ceremony. Subsequently, Ambassador Xie Xiaoyan and the President of Ethiopia both made passionate speeches and affirmed the importance of the project to help with the urbanization of Ethiopia. Mr. Mayor, Ambassador Xie Xiaoyan and the President cut the ribbon to officially open the center. Leaders and guests from Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Ethiopian government were also invited to attend the event.
On the morning of September 5, CGCOC Group held a ceremony for donating first aid medical supplies to Malian government in the conference room at its headquarter. Malian Ambassador in China and leaders of the Group attended the ceremony. CGCOC has long-term presence in Africa and share weal and woe with African people. Our donation to Malian government fully demonstrated our determination to jointly address the daunting challenge posed by Ebola with Mali and build a bright future for the cooperation between China and Mali. Malian Ambassador in China expressed his thanks for CGCOC’s donation. Mr. Ambassador said that now West Africa has been raged by Ebola. Although Mali has not seen Ebola case so far, the whole country is on high alert to prevent the spread of the epidemic. and He believed that the supplies would play a critical role in Mali’s defense against Ebola. Mr. Ambassador also hoped the kindness of CGCOC would drive more enterprises and funding to Africa in their fight against Ebola.
On August 5, the opening ceremony for the fifth “training of overseas management executives to improve their execution efficiency” was held at Tsinghua New Water Conservancy Hall. This training session was jointly organized by the Group and Tsinghua University. 50 key executives, recommended by domestic and international operating agencies, will participate in a 20-day study programme. Cen Zhangzhi (former vice president of Tsinghua University), Wang Xiaoming (deputy director of Tsinghua University Vocational Manager Training Centre), the President and some other leaders of the Group attended the opening ceremony. This training purports to “create a growing team and achieve the transformation and upgrading”. It is hoped that after 20 days of intensive training, the participating executives will build up their capacity, through which they will exert a satellite effect on the team they are from, thereby increasing the overall management level. In the opening ceremony, Tsinghua University and the Group leaders jointly awarded the symbolic class flags to the class representatives. Cen Zhangzhi (former vice president of Tsinghua University) gave a warm speech, detailing the history of Tsinghua University and expressed his warm welcome to the trainees. The Group President, in light of the status quo of the Group, proposed the positioning of the company as a market-leading and high-end multinational. He also asked trainees to study hard and work on a common goal to enhance their capacity, seize opportunities and meet new challenges. The opening ceremony came to an end with a round of warm applause from the participants.
当地时间7月19日上午9时许，中地海外乍得公司在乍得商业中心五星级酒店项目现场举行封顶仪式。乍得商业中心五星级酒店是乍得中心商务区的标志性建筑。是乍得有史以来规模最大的民用建筑群。该项目自今年一月开工以来，经过六个月的日夜奋战，在项目组全体人员的共同努力下，顺利完成了主体工程建设。建成后，将成为乍得最高档，功能最先进的酒店。 仪式上，总统顾问Ramdongarti Djidingar发表了讲话，向工作人员表达了问候，对项目成绩给予了肯定。仪式后，城建部部长Gata NGoulou和总统顾问Ramdongarti Djidingar一行在乍得经理部庞冬松总经理、项目负责人的带领下参观了项目现场，并接受了记者的采访。
Recently a delegation consisting of several managers from famous Chinese enterprises paid a visit to CGCOC Nigeria for a survey. Our company’s management in Nigeria extended warm welcome and held a symposium with them in the office building in Abuja. Soon afterwards, the delegation went to Abuja and Lagos for a field research. They investigated the operation of our real estate, mining, construction materials, agriculture and petroleum and gas projects in Nigeria and showed great interests and wishes for an all-round corporation with our company.
On June 29, CGCOC Nigeria held the Fifth “CGCOC Cup” Speech Contest in its office building in Abuja. The theme of the contest was “New Era, New Dream”. 18 contestants from various departments and subsidiaries of the Nigeria branch took part into the contest. Through fierce competition, Zhang Xiaofan from the water conservancy and hydropower branch won the first prize. Huang Weidong and Kou Jiangtao who came from the Mining Branch Company and Counselling Branch Company respectively won the second prize. Sun Baoping from Water Branch Company, Du Mingming from the Mining Branch Company as well as Li Yan from the Northern Region won the third prize. The competition enhanced the communication and exchanges among employees, and improved organization cohesion and propelled the company’s “Deepening Reform and Transformation”.
According to the latest statistics from the Department of Cooperation, the Ministry of Commerce, CGCOC Group ranked 21th among the top 50 overseas projects contracting companies in terms of business volume in 2013. The value of newly signed contracts ranked 14thamong the top 50, up by five year on year. Since 2006, the Department of Foreign investment and Economic Cooperation of the Ministry of Commerce began to release the business turnover of contract foreign projects and the value of newly signed contracts of top 50 enterprises. CGCOC Group has been the top 50 for 8 consecutive years.
April 8 was the 10thanniversary of CGCOC Chad. Officials from Chinese Embassy in Chad and its Economic and Commercial Office, government leads in Chad, representatives from enterprises together with CGCOC Group leaders attended the celebration activity in N'djamena themed “10 years of journey in Chad, build a bright future with gratitude”. The celebration ceremony started with a promotion video. Mr. Pang Dongsong, General Manager of CGCOC Chad company delivered a speech introducing the company’s development over the past ten years in Chad. In the meantime, Mr. Pang extended gratitude for Chinese Embassy in Chad and its Economic and Commercial Office, Chad’s government and all sectors of society for their help and support. He also expressed strong determination to make contributions to Chad’s economic growth and national rejuvenation in the future. Subsequently, the distinguished guests watched a show with local features. President of RFC Soccer League and National Basket Association of Chad made a speech in which he thanked CGCOC for its sponsorship and support, compliment the efforts of CGCOC in integrating into Chad and in contributing to Chad’s national development, cultural construction and the fulfillment of social responsibility. With the song of CGCOC Chad, Chinese Ambassador in Chad Hu Zhiqiang, Chad’s Secretary General of Presidency, Secretary General of the Infrastructure Department and group leaders of CGCOC cut the cake for the 10thanniversary and celebrated the successful ending of the ceremony.
Content: On March 21, Yunnan Sunshine Infrastructure Construction Company, a holding company of CGCOC Group competed the C4A Project and the road was open to traffic. The project was to renovate the old road which was 16.25 km long and went through five small towns including Agalawatta. The project team had overcome several adverse influences including land requisition and demolishing and unfavorable climate and competed the project with careful organization and appropriate construction.
Overseas companies of our group held various forms of activities to celebrate the Spring Festival so that employees can spend a joyful and peaceful festival and feel at home in foreign countries. On the evening of January 29 2014, CGCOC Nigeria company held a Spring Festival evening party themed “Glorious in 2013, Soaring in 2014” in its Kaduna base in north Nigeria. More than a hundred employees from the branch and subsidiaries of CGCOC Nigeria company reviewed the company’s fruitful achievements in 2013, looked into its promising future and expressed their good wishes for the motherland and their beloved ones with colorful performance such as dancing and singing. People’ Daily Online reported the party in an article titled Chinese Enterprise in Nigeria held a 2014 Spring Festival Evening Party. CGCOC Ethiopia company held a garden party and a dinner party to welcome the Lunar New Year. Over 130 employees from the department of water affairs, the department of road and bridges, well drilling department, wind power department, Hansheng Block and Glass took part in several games in the garden tour including ring tossing, basketball shooting, football shooting, ping-pong shooting and bowling. During the festival, on behalf of CGCOC Nigeria, company leaders paid a special visit to all the branch companies in Abuja to extend regards and a happy New Year wish to the grass-roots employees at work.
On January 26, approved by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of China, Yunnan Sunshine Infrastructure Company acquired the first-grade contracting qualification for the construction of road project. The acquisition of the qualification represents the full recognition of the company’s comprehensive strength and business performance, which will improve its competitiveness in the market and exert positive influence on its future development.
On December 14, CGCOC Chad Branch Company held its 2013 Awards Conference for Excellent Employees. The conference was themed “Co-Building a Bright Future for Chad” with an aim to award excellent employees, learn exemplary deeds and promote the development of the company and local economy. At the conference, 33 Chadian and 17 Chinese employees were awarded. Lu Bin and Apoba Tao Ferdinand made a speech on behalf of the Chinese and Chadian employees respectively and extended gratitude for the company’s recognition and awards. After the conference came to an end, General Manger Pang Dong son and HR Manager Nondogomgar Apoline received interviews from Chad National Television and Radio introducing CGCOC Chad branch. In recent years, Chad branch has held such awards conference each year that was called “The Festival of CGCOC” or FêTE DE CGCOC by local employees.
On July 6 2013, the Phase II of ADAMA Wind Power Project in Ethiopia was launched officially. The total installed capacity of the project was 153 megawatt. The contract period was no more than 20 months. The project was organized and executed by a joint venture project office consisting of CGCOC and HydroChina Corporation.
On September 26 2013, Vice-chairman of the CPPCC Qi Xuchun visited Hansheng Glass Company in Ethiopia accompanied by Chinese Ambassador in Ethiopia Xie Xiaoyan and Counsellor Qian Zhaogang of the Economic and Commercial Office among a dozen of people. Vice-chairman Qi Xuchun showed great interest in visiting the manufacturing shop. General Manager of Hansheng Glass Xiao Yong made a brief introduction on the raw materials import, glass production and sales. Vice-chairman Qi expressed appreciation for the glass company’s role as an important sign for the industrialization of Ethiopia. In the meantime, he pointed out that with the development of the Ethiopian economy and accelerating industrialization, the glass company would yield more benefits. During his visit, Vice-chairman showed his regards for the workers at the production line and took photos with them to mark the occasion.
On December 1 2013, the Founding Conference of Chinese Enterprises Association in Cameroon was held in Chinese Embassy in Cameroon. Chinese Ambassador Wo Ruili and Counsellor Gao Yongqin attended the conference where our company was awarded as a vice-president and director company of the Chinese Enterprises Association (two companies in total) among 30 Chinese enterprises in Cameroon. General Manager of Cameroon branch Xiao Xinsheng attended the conference.
On October 26 2013, Mr. Han Changfu, Minister of Agriculture inspected our company during his visit to Ethiopia. Accompanied by Xiao Yong, General Manager of Hansheng Glass, Minister Han paid a field trip to the company. Subsequently, General Manager Sun Guoqiang, Deputy General Manager Gao Lei of Ethiopia branch and Wang Miao, General Manger of West African Green Agriculture company in Nigeria made reports respectively to Minister Han about the development the company, its market exploring and the Group’s achievements in developing African agriculture. Minister Han expressed appreciation for our achievements in Ethiopia and encourages us to keep on making new progress in agriculture.
On the afternoon of July 14 2013, President Koroma of Sierra Leone inspected our Nigeria branch during his visit on Nigeria. President Koroma first was briefed on the development of the branch company, its business and then visited the villa project in Royal Choice Community of our real estate branch company. President Koroma spoke highly of our company’s construction technique and provided valuable suggestions for us. The president was received by Deputy General Manager of Nigeria branch Ru Changyu, Huang Jie, Ye Shuijin , General Manager Assistant Xiong Liang and Deputy General Manager of Water Affairs branch Jiang Liwei.
On the afternoon of May 29 2013, CGCOC Group held a signing ceremony for a strategic cooperation agreement with Zhejiang Transportation Engineering Construction Group in the meeting room of Hangzhou Qianjiang Business Building. President Ji Weimin of CGCOC Group hosted the ceremony and delivered a keynote speech. Chairman Wang Hong of Zhejiang Transportation Engineering Construction Group hosted the ceremony and signed the agreement on behalf of the Group.
On March 30 2013, CGCOC Nigeria branch won the bidding for Mahadi Road Project in its first bidding attempt. The road was 96km long with a total of 20 months of construction. This project marks the CGCOC’s official access to Nigerian market.
On the morning of March 14 2013, a delegation of Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a business delegation visited CGCOC Nigeria branch and received warm welcome from Deputy General Manager of the company Huang Jie and GM Assistant Xiong Liang.