Issue 23

Crater Gold Mining Limited

Going for GoldWriter: Matthew StaffProject Manager: Arron Rampling A change in identity from Gold Anomaly Limited to Crater Gold Mining Limited in July, 2013 certainly hasn’t meant a change in ability or philosophy for the Australian listed Company making waves in Papua New Guinea’s mining domain.With expertise in the development of gold and base metal projects across both nations, its operations in PNG have become a focal point for the business in recent years as its significant Crater Mountain and Fergusson Island projects continue to capitalise on the abundance of resources that exist in the country.“Papua New Guinea is a resource-rich country which is one of the richest gold and copper provinces in the world,” the Company says. “It boasts a number of giant world-class copper and gold deposits including Grassberg, Ok Tedi, Porgera, Wafi-Golpu, Hidden Valley, Bougainville and Lihir Island as well as a number of large deposits currently being brought into production.“By international standards it has only been lightly explored. Despite being a developing nation, PNG has a modern sophisticated mining legislation and supporting administrative infrastructure including a freely available database - much now in digital format - of all previous exploration activities. The Government is highly supportive of the mining industry and sovereign risk is very low compared to other developing nations.”Blending the ripeness of PNG’s mining sector with the expertise of Crater Gold emanating from its experience both there and in Australia, the Company is ultimately able to meet its mission and ongoing ambition of increasing shareholder wealth through acquisition and development of world-class mineral

By Editorial Team

Wild Cat Developments Ltd

PNG’s Preferred PartnerWriter: Matthew StaffProject Manager: Tom Cullum Wild Cat Developments Ltd (WCD) has grown from humble beginnings to become a major force in the oil-heli-rig construction and complementary mining, oil & gas, and civil engineering sectors over the past 30 years, and is now looking to leverage its comprehensive knowledge of the volatile Papua New Guinea (PNG) terrain to achieve even more concerted Company growth in the future.Based in Mendi, Southern Highlands Province, since inception; the Company previously operating as Carson Pratt Services Ltd has thrived under its current guise since its acquisition – along with subsidiary, South West Air Ltd – by the Remington Group of Companies in 2013. Subsequently evolving from beginnings in hydrometric survey work, both Wild Cat and South West Air – established to support the Wild Cat business with fixed and rotary wing aircraft operations – have become a one-stop shop in the PNG domain, with flexibility and bespoke capabilities perfectly befitting of the country’s niche requirements.All-told, the Company’s service remit now comprises the full range of construction and engineering assets to apply to a number of key industrial sectors in the country including road, bridge and airport construction; design and construct services; remote petroleum exploration rig site development; construction and exploration camp installation and operation; and remote area aviation operations via South West Air.Project investigation, feasibility, and design service facilitation add further strings to the Wild Cat bow in catering for project requirements from start to finish and, in sharing 36 years of experience in the construction industry, Chief Executive Officer (CEO),

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Ooredoo Myanmar

Connecting Myanmar to a Better FutureWriter: Matthew StaffProject Manager: Donovan Smith Ooredoo will forever boast the reputation of launching the world’s first 3G-only network to enable its market-leading internet provision in Myanmar, but this only tells one chapter of an ongoing story which affirms the telecom operator’s position as a globally significant innovator.Having initially brought “crystal clear voice calls and fastest internet” to the country in 2013, compounded by the availability of life enriching value-add services a year later, the Company’s rapid growth has been one built upon industry firsts, national pioneering and partnership building; and this is still technically classed as the business’s inception period.“The first 12 months were very busy, with many things happening in parallel. We were building a Company from the ground-up;  setting up an advanced 3G network, a national distribution network, and a world-class team of people. At the same time, we were launching innovative products, which for the first time in Myanmar made mobile phone service something that the entire population could afford,” says the Company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Rene Meza. “We’ve seen explosive growth, and a market that has matured faster than anyone would have expected. From rolling out only a couple of years ago, Ooredoo already has 80 percent of subscribers using the internet; most on their smartphones. The country is hungry for data, and is accessing the internet at an unprecedented rate for an emerging market. It was this explosive growth that encouraged Ooredoo to break records once again, and launch the first 4G network in Myanmar, which covers

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Megatone Electronics Corp

Powering Customer Growth Writer: Matthew Staff Project Manager: Arron Rampling Megatone Electrics Corp’s one-stop shop for design and manufacturing services has been built upon an ethos of customer satisfaction and internal evolution; a philosophy which lends itself to long-term sustainability epitomised by its ongoing quality control processes, on-time delivery record, excellent communications, cost savings measures, and international expansion. Established in 1972, the initial business model revolved around manufacturing and marketing portable radios, an offering that enjoyed so much demand that a natural broadening of the portfolio - from its domestic Taiwan base - became inevitable from both a capacity and product perspective. “Having added the capacity to develop and manufacture front panels and cabinets for radio cassette players, Megatone made its debut as an integrated components manufacturer and assembler, and by 1978, we were offering music centres and mini stereo systems. As demand for our services grew, Megatone transformed to become a full-service manufacturing Company,” according to Managing Director, George Hu. “Now, Megatone’s electronic manufacturing services offer comprehensive and integrated design and manufacturing services to optimise our clients’ operations and time to market, from initial product design to volume production. “We are skilled in servicing OEMs and ODMs across a wide variety of industries including automotive, industrial control equipment, telecommunication, power management, video/audio/entertainment, computer peripherals, medical devices and consumer electronics.” The Company’s total value-added package exudes quality, product care, supply chain optimisation and forward thinking, realised through its production planning, testing, logistics, client service and support elements. Subsequent attainment of ISO9001 and ISO 13485 certification has justified its

By Nicholas Kernan

Camfil Asia Pacific

Take a Breath Writer: Matthew Staff Project Manager: Tom Cullum   amfil Asia Pacific’s role in making the region’s air safer and cleaner is becoming more prevalent with each passing year as awareness of the dangers that pollution can bring reach wider geographies and sector segments. Now reaching the consciousness of most of the world’s leading businesses, the challenge now is to infiltrate higher levels of understanding and education in order to sufficiently allay such fears; something which more than 50 years of experience in providing clean air solutions allows Camfil to fulfil. “It’s not just people but through things like diesel cars, air pollution is becoming one of the world’s major environmental problems, and in Asia, the problem is worse than in perhaps Europe or North and South America,” explains Dr Suresh Balan, the Company’s Executive Vice President for Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. “To make matters worse, Europe has always been more aware of these issues and solutions, but now Asia is coming to realise it too, and that’s where our solutions come into it. “If you look at Asia, everyone has known about the need for clean water but the same challenge exists in terms of clean air so our focus is on growing in this region because that’s where the biggest problem is.” With larger infrastructure comes a higher volume of pollution, as well as an increased number of buildings, offices, and businesses seeking protection from said pollutants. And as a consequence, the demand for a series of solutions built to offset this concern

By Tom Cullum

JCB Southeast Asia Appoints DKSH as New Thailand Partner

Leading global construction equipment manufacturer JCB has announced the official appointment of DKSH as its Market Expansion Services provider in Thailand. This new partnership will provide sales, parts and service support for the full line of JCB machines, and will consequently assist JCB in expanding its market reach in Thailand.DKSH will support JCB in providing unrivalled business solutions across the construction, quarrying, mining, government and agricultural segments in Thailand. The new partnership will carry a wide range of high-quality and robust construction machinery, including Backhoe Loaders, Tracked Excavators, Compact Excavators, Skid Steer Loaders, Telescopic Handlers, Wheel Loading Shovels and Compactors. DKSH will provide world-class solutions to JCB’s Thailand customers, thanks to their unrivalled experience in the construction market, and their demonstrated capabilities in after-sales services and maintenance.  The new dealership’s chief base will be in Wangnoi, with additional branches in Suratthani, Khon Kaen and Lampang. The collaboration between JCB and DKSH will provide customers with a wide-reaching and extensive customer service package. This includes a range of technologically-focused Service Management Tools, one being GPS tracking to determine when a job has been opened or finished at a customer’s site.The tools can also provide location tracking and allow DKSH to calculate their response rate after every case has been closed. This new partnership will also provide a call centre for its customers, which will be available seven days a week for eight hours each day.“DKSH has been home in Thailand since 1906, while JCB is already a well-established, reputable brand in the industry. We are delighted to

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Tank Storage Asia 2016 Breaks All Records

Tank Storage Asia 2016 recorded its highest ever visitor numbers, reaffirming its position as the leading event for the Asian bulk liquid storage industry. 1,595 attendees, a 24 per cent increase on last year, headed to The Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, on 27 & 28 September, to network and do business.Nick Powell, StocExpo & Tank Storage Portfolio Event Director, commented: “We have been blown away by the success of this year’s show. Every year we set out very clear goals of where we want to be next year, and once again we have exceeded these expectations. Increasing visitor numbers on this scale is fantastic, but importantly we did this while also ensuring that the quality of visitors remained very high. This is reflected by the level of business completed live at the show. Senior decision-makers, terminal operators, oil companies, traders, regulators and major suppliers from up and down the supply chain, travelled from over 35 countries to meet at Tank Storage Asia.” Visitors to the show included Shell Eastern Petroleum, Vopak Asia, Chevron International Products, Exxon Mobil and Stolthaven Singapore. Steven Cheong Lian, Supply Chain Management Consultant at Wallies Services, also visiting, said: “This event came at the right time for Asia as there are a lot of opportunities here, and everyone seems to have a big focus on storage at the moment. It was a really good exhibition, the conference had some great topics and had been organised very well.”Tank Storage Asia 2016 featured its strongest ever conference lineup, with 20 global experts taking to the

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Ooredoo Better Future Film Festival

Ooredoo Myanmar Limited, the first 4G network provider in Myanmar, organises Ooredoo Better Future Film Festival which is open to all Myanmar citizens. The idea of Ooredoo Better Future Film Festival is to influence participating film/video directors to produce an inspiring video, demonstrating the Better Future available to the Myanmar people by recognising the importance of mobile internet, and the positive impact that it can have in their lives.There winners of this Ooredoo film festival will be Best video award, first Runner Up for Best Video and second Runner Up. Any Myanmar citizens who have talent, creativity, and innovative ideas in this media can participate in this Ooredoo film festival. This “film” is a maximum five minute video which can be in the categories action, thriller, horror, fantasy, Si-Fi, drama, comedy, music video, documentary, mockumentary and animation. All these videos should be under the topic of “How does internet help make a better future for you or Myanmar people?” and it should not plagiarise stories, clips, music or infringed upon any copyrights.The participant should join the Facebook group Ooredoo Better Future Film festival. Then, Upload the video. The film festival will begin on October 18 and the submission period is until December 16, 2016. The judges of Ooredoo film festival are the reputable and well-known artists Swe Zin Htike, and Wira. Additional judges include Daw Pwint Oo Swe -Marketing and Communication Director and Mr. Jason Walters – Campaign and Media Senior Manager of Ooredoo Myanmar. The judging of all submitted videos will take place on Dec

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