BVI company received US$300,000 contract for installation of sea markers

July 7th, 2019

The BVI-registered company Sand Dollar Marine Consultants received the US$327,310.76 contract with the Recovery and Development Agency and local government, for the installation of sea markers throughout the British Virgin Islands. According to the contract, the company has to install 26 sea markers in different locations, within the six month period.
The markers are planned to enter the British Virgin Islands within the next few weeks and construction of a concrete base to secure a sea marker on Mosquito Rock is to begin in a short time.

The project is led by the Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration in collaboration with the BVI Ports Authority and the Virgin Islands Shipping Registry. Recently, government has been taking steps to develop blue economy in the country by conducting a marine survey during two weeks time.

Origin Agritech entered into investment agreement to form a new JV

June 7th, 2019

Origin Agritech Ltd., an agriculture technology and rural e-commerce company registered in the British Virgin Islands, entered into a Cooperation Framework Agreement with Beijing Changping Technology Innodevelop Group (BC-TID), with the purpose to form a new joint venture which will be focused on the commercialization of genetically modified corn seed technologies.

According to this agreement, both companies will establish the new entity with approximately equal partnership. BC-TID will fund the joint venture with a total amount of RMB204mln, while Origin Agritech will contribute the Origin Life Science Center building in Beijing and two biotech corn traits – the glyphosate tolerance (Gt) trait and the double stacked traits of insect resistance (Bt) and Gt genes.

These two biotech traits have completed multi-year production tests, and the BVI corporation has already submitted the application for the final stage of biosafety approval to China’s Ministry of Agriculture.

Since Origin started its corn seed biotechnology research 15 years ago in cooperation with Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, it has developed several corn seed biotech traits. Also, the BVI company has entered into commercialization agreements with multinational and local corn seed companies. Dr. Gengchen Han, Origin’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated: “The investment of BC-TID to form a joint venture for biotech corn seed commercialization gives us very strong support as we’re moving closer to the commercialization of our corn seed biotechnologies.”

BVI company entered into agreement with Port of Québec to develop new terminal

May 30th, 2019

Hutchison Port Holdings Ltd., the world’s leading port network, and Canadian National Railway (CN), the leading North American transportation and supply chain company, signed a long term agreement with the Québec Port Authority (QPA) to build and operate the new container terminal project Laurentia, previously known as Beauport 2020.

With this agreement, BVI company’s global network will increase to 52 ports covering 27 countries, including the United Kingdom, Spain, Poland, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and many others. The project, which is US$775mln worth, will be financed mainly through the joint investment of the three partners.

The QPA has chosen Hutchison Ports after a competitive process in which it invited leading international port operators to provide proposals for the project. The Hutchison Ports is supposed to build the most environmentally and technologically advanced cargo-handling facility in North America.

Group Managing Director of Hutchison Ports said in his comments: “We are pleased to partner with the Québec Port Authority and CN to develop the Québec container terminal. Québec City will become Hutchison Ports’ gateway to the East coast of North America. With its fully intermodal deep-water port, its strategic location to reach the Midwest market, and the strong support shown by the local authorities, the Québec project has all the attributes to be successful in this highly important market.”

China Natural Resources announced results of operations for year ended December 31, 2018

May 10th, 2019

China Natural Resources, Inc., the company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands and headquartered in the PRC, announced the results of operations for the year ended December 31, 2018. The consolidated statements of profits or loss of China Natural Resources for the years ended December 31, 2016, 2017 and 2018 have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”).

Company’s Chairman Mr. Wong Wah On Edward commented on the results: “In late 2018, our wholly-owned subsidiary, Bayannaoer City Feishang Mining Company Limited, completed initial exploration program which indicated the presence of a “mid-size” deposit of lead and silver ore and resources sufficient in quantity and quality to warrant further exploration designed to confirm and increase measured resources, with the prospect of identifying other minable metal resources such as copper. In addition, we will continue to explore new business opportunities to contribute to revenues and enhance shareholder values.”