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New Era Newspaper Thursday April 5, 2018

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Special Focus Thursday, April 5, 2018 | NEW ERA NEW ERA | Thursday, April 5, 2018 6 Special Focus 7 China, Namibia forge new Comprehensive Strategic Partnership His Excellency Zhang Yiming, the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Namibia hereby would like to convey his heartfelt congratulations to President Hage Geingob and his delegation on his highly successful State visit to China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping. As the spring comes, everything takes a new look. At the invitation of the Chinese President Xi, President Geingob paid a state visit to China from 28 March to 03 April 2018. President Geingob held talks with President Xi at the Great Hall of the People and the two heads of state jointly agreed to establish China- Namibia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership of Cooperation. President Geingob also separately met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress Li Zhanshu. President Geingob visited Jiangsu Province and Shanghai City, two developed regions in eastern China and met with their leaders respectively. President Geingob successively held three important economic and trade events. He extensively met Chinese entrepreneurs, young students from both countries and VACANCY NamPower (Pty) Ltd, an equal opportunity employer, invites candidates who are passionate about the Electricity Supply Industry and with an uncompromising standard of excellence, to a career in the industry. PRINCIPAL TRANSPORT OFFICER: HEAVY& LIGHT TRANSPORT Primary Purpose of the Position: The job incumbent will be responsible for the effective supervision, planning, leadership, oragnisation and control of activities of heavy-duty and light-duty vehicles and crew. He/she will also be expected to ensure and related regulations. If this is appealing to you, please visit our website for more information, and to submit your application. Alternatively you can also email In return for your skills, NamPower offers a generous remuneration position. Closing Date: 18 April 2018 The Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Namibia, Zhang Yiming. other representatives from all walks of life and conducted site visits on key projects such as industrial parks, agricultural research institutes and the aerospace city. He successfully NB: FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. ONLY SHORT LISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED AND NO PERSONAL DOCUMENTS WILL BE RETURNED. The Chinese delegation on the left, led by the President of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency, Xi Jinping and the Namibian delegation on the right-hand side of the table led by the President of Namibia, His achieved the goals of inheriting China-Namibia traditional friendship, enhancing mutual trust, and expanding pragmatic cooperation. This visit has enhanced China- Namibia long-standing friendship and written a new chapter in high-level exchanges between the two countries. Political mutual trust has also reached African countries which have been invited to China after the 13 th session of National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Congress (CPPCC) and the forming of the new Cabinet of Chinese Central government. It shows that China attaches great importance to its relation with Namibia. During the visit, the two heads of state held candid and friendly talks, exchanged in-depth views on bilateral relations and international and regional issues of common interest and they agreed to establish a comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation between China and Namibia. The meeting opened a new era of bilateral relations, marking the high-level of their friendship and laid a solid foundation for the longterm sound and stable development of the existing bilateral relations. President Xi stated that China and Africa have been a community of a shared future that went through On the right the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping and his Namibian guest President Hage Geingob inspect the Chinese guard of honour during the welcoming ceremony. thick and thin together and they are a community of shared interests featuring win-win cooperation. XI welcomed Namibia’s active participation in the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative and hopes to strengthen policy communication and alignment of plans, facilitate cooperation in key areas and provide new guidance for the two sides’ strategic coordination. President Geingob extended his congratulations on Xi’s re-election as China’s President. The two leaders had long and in-depth communication, which strengthened the friendship between them and it elevated to another level the ties existing between the two countries. This visit promoted practical cooperation between the two sides and fruits. Just as President Geingob said, China never colonized any African countries and has always treated small and medium sized African countries on an equal footing. China is a sincere partner and friend of Africa. China-Namibia cooperation is by no means a relationship of “begging and charity,” but pursues a win-win situation. During President Geingob’s visit, the two sides conducted in- modernisation, industrial park construction, e-commerce, production capacity, tourism, etc. and they signed a series of cooperative agreements in inspection and quarantine, etc. paving the way for further cooperation. China-Namibia agricultural cooperation has great potential. During the visit, the two sides revised and signed the agreement on the export of Namibian beef to China, and soon Namibian beef will enter the Chinese market. served at the state banquet at the Great Hall of the People and were warmly welcomed by distinguished guests. Namibia’s products are abundant. China welcomes more Namibian agricultural products to be exported to China. According to Namibia’s soil and climate conditions, and in order to explore the agricultural development potential, President Centre of the International Potato Centre and learnt from China’s of potato breeding and planting to achieve better potato harvest in Namibia. The space science and technology Namibia cooperation. Namibia has made important contributions to China and even the world’s space course. During his stay in Beijing, President Geingob visited the Aerospace City and interacted with astronauts such as Jing Haipeng, Wang Yaping, and Nie Haisheng who had performed manned missions on Shenzhou spacecrafts, injecting new impetus for deepening China-Namibia space cooperation. The construction of industrial parks and personnel training are also the priorities for the development of Namibia. During the visit to Jiangsu Province, the Namibian delegation visited the Suzhou Industrial Park, an international cooperation pilot program jointly established by China and Singapore, aiming at learning development experience of The leaders of Suzhou City expressed willingness to provide support for the design and construction of Namibia industrial parks. President Geingob visited the Nanjing Polytechnic Institute to learn about the experience of the Chinese vocational training and the two sides agreed to establish a cooperative relationship. In the future, the Institute will provide support in vocational education of Namibia in terms of teachers, textbooks and equipment, which will undoubtedly help talent training and job creation in Namibia. This visit effectively boasted the Chinese people’s comprehensive understanding of Namibia and it brought new opportunities for the two countries to expand bilateral economic and trade investment and people-to-people exchanges. The Namibian delegation included not only cabinet ministers but also included more than 60 entrepreneurs, which was unprecedented. It fully embodies the great importance the President attaches to our relationship and new expectations for bilateral economic and trade investment cooperation. The Chinese side warmly welcomed and cordially hosted the Namibian delegation. The Namibian delegation travelled from the political centre of China’s capital to the economic centre in the South, had talks with central and local governments on pragmatic cooperation. Those kind arrangements perfectly showed the friendship and cooperation expectation of the Chinese people. During President Geingob’s visit, the two parties held three economic and trade forums attended by nearly President Hage Geingob on the left welcomed by his host President Xi Jinping during his recent, high-level State visit to China. 1,000 entrepreneurs and attracted the celebrities and business people from the capital and the Yangtze River Delta Economic Belt. Representatives of China General Nuclear, which operates the Husab Uranium Mine, promoted the superior investment environment of Namibia at the China-Namibia Business Forum in Shanghai, which aroused wide interest of more Chinese entrepreneurs to invest in Namibia. President Geingob also met with Mr. Jack Ma, the President of Alibaba, who spent US million to establish the African Outstanding Entrepreneur Award and invited Jack Ma to visit Namibia at an appropriate time. Mr. Ma promised to provide support PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT UNIT Invitation for Bids for the training of e-commerce talents of Namibia and the establishment of a trade and tourism e-platform for Namibia. He hoped that Namibian entrepreneurs could win the award. President Geingob also visited China University of Geosciences, met with Namibian oversea students in China, and had exchanges with young people of the two countries which enhanced the younger generation’s understanding and their will to carry on the traditional China-Namibia friendship. As the Chinese saying goes, distance tests a horse’s strength, and a friend in need is a friend indeed. Rooted in the struggle against imperialism and colonialism, the China-Namibia friendship has experienced the nationbuilding period when the two sides stood side by side sharing weal and our friendship is blooming in the 21st With President Geingob’s visit to China as a starting point, China and Namibia are not only all-weather strategic cooperative partners. China will uphold the correct concept of righteousness and interest and build relations with Africa based on faith, work hand in hand with Namibia so as to further deepen bilateral win- century. friends, but also comprehensive the two peoples. The National Housing Enterprise (NHE) hereby invites Namibian companies or joint ventures to tender for the procurement of goods and services as indicated below: Description Reference number Bids closing date and time Provision of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System Bids opening date and time Amount to be paid in n$ NCS/ONB/NHE–01/2018 08 May 2018 at 10h00 08 May 2018 at 10h10 1000.00 (non refundable) Supply and delivery of IT equipment G/RFQ/NHE– 03/2018 17 April 2018 at 10h00 17 April 2018 at 10h10 100.00 (non refundable) Provision of travel agency services NCS/RFQ/NHE-15/2018 17 April 2018 at 10h00 17 April 2018 at 10h10 100.00 (non refundable) Eligibility Namibian registered companies and/or joint ventures only Namibian companies Namibian companies A complete set of Bidding Documents with detailed specifications may be purchased by interested bidders from the National Housing Enterprise Head office in Eros, Windhoek as from 03 April 2018 upon payment of a non-refundable fee as indicated in the table above. Bids clearly marked with description and reference number must be delivered at Reception, Tender box, NHE Head Office 7 Gen. Murtala Muhammed Ave, Windhoek by closing date and time. Electronic bidding will not be accepted. Late bids will be rejected. All enquiries related to the above bids must be via email to: Ms. Noreen Siyanga, Manager Supply Chain Management and Administration, Email address:

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