Archive for May, 2019

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

Thursday, 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

Friday, 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.”

BVI Government seeks new investors for hotel, after failure of deal with CA (BVI) Group Corp

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

The VIP government is seeking new investors for redevelopment of the state-owned Prospect Reef Hotel, as the previous US$90 million deal between NDP administration and ICA (BVI) Group Corp signed in July 2017 has not materialized. Junior Tourism Minister Shereen Flax-Charles announced during the budget debate that prospective investors appeared at a recent tourism conference; also, by words of BVI Premier Fahie, many persons have interest about the hotel and continue to make contact with the BVI government.

Meanwhile, Third District Representative Julian Fraser urged the new government to pay the employees of the resort, as there are security guards who are not being paid. Also, he asked the government to give the facility some attention: “Prospect Reef has been a benefit to no one for the last 15 years. We cannot afford to lose those kinds of facilities. We are a tourism-oriented economy, and those are the things that we need. We don’t go back when it comes to development and efforts should be made in getting investors involved in bringing those things to life.”

The previous developers, ICA (BVI) Group Corp, had the plans to construct 150 rooms, condos/townhouses, a marina, conference centre, parking lots, a dolphin attraction, infinity pool, salt water pool, and villas. They received an extension from the NDP government, which expired on March 31, 2019.