Malaysia and Singapore High-Speed Rail project

Laetitia Boura - 29-juil.-2016 06:09:38
  On the 19 th July 2016, Malaysia and Singapore signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project, signifying both countries’ commitment towards this iconic project.   Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak signed the agreement contract during an official ceremony, which was held at the latter’s official residence at Sri Perdana.   Each country will be responsible for the development, construction and maintenance of the civil infrastructure and stations within their own domain through MyHSR Corporation for Malaysia and the Land Transport Authority for Singapore.   The HSR project, targeted for commercial operations in 2026, will have eight stations, namely Bandar Malaysia, Putrajaya, Seremban, Ayer Keroh, Muar, Batu Pahat, Iskandar Puteri and Singapore. The 350km rail would reduce travel time between the two countries to just 90 minutes, with speeds of over 300km per hour.    The rail link reflects improved relations in recent years and both governments will call for open international tenders in August 2016 to appoint a joint development partner.

«Immersion France» : a new application to support the promotion of linguistic offers for tourists, students or schoolchildren

Lyslie Legendre - 14-janv.-2016 09:38:10
The linguistic tourism generates 1 million nights and a turnover of over 115 million Euros every year. IMMERSION FRANCE launched by Campus France in order to improve the visibility of French offer worldwide is : - an application for mobiles and tablets which is multilingual, free and easy to access; - a directory listing the best offers of language centres in France: Qualité Français Langue Étrangère (French as Foreign Language Quality) label, Qualité Unosel (Unosel Quality) label, Office quality contract and institutions member of the Campus France Forum; - a support to decide which tailor-made stay to choose; - an interactive map to discover the French regions; - over 100 promotion pictures and videos;hundreds of stay offers detailing learning of French language and cuisine, tourist travels and trainings   - hundreds of stay offers detailing learning of French language and cuisine, tourist travels and trainings.

Medica Compamed 2015: Meet French exhibitors at the France Pavilion from 16th to 19th of November

Lyslie Legendre - 03-nov.-2015 04:19:49
COMPAMED takes place in Dusseldorf, Germany and  is the leading international market place for the medical supplier industry and product development! Thus COMPAMED is No. 1 for the medical supplier industry.    More than 750 exhibitors from 40 nations More than 17,000 international trade visitors 11.000 qm floor space COMPAMED takes place in connection with MEDICA, and in this way depicts the complete process chain for medical products More than 4,800 exhibitors at MEDICA are potential visitors of COMPAMED COMPAMED takes place in connection with MEDICA and offers a wide range of technology and service solutions for use in the medical engineering industry – from new materials, components, intermediate products, packaging and services all the way over to more complex order processing (EMS) and nanotechnology. Companies on involved in this event: ·          AD REM TECHNOLOGY ·          ALTEOR ·          AM CUBE ·          AMINOGRAM ·          APHEX BIOCLEAN FRANCE ·          APPLICATIONS TECHNOLOGIQUES AVANCEES - A T A ·          ARTS ENERGY ·          ATELIERS DU HAUT FOREZ ·          Avalun ·          AWEL INTERNATIONAL ·          AXFIL ·          Bertin Technologies ·          BERTIN TECHNOLOGIES ·          BIO EVOLUTION ·          BRETAGNE COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL ·          CAIR LGL ·          CARINA ·          CASTRES- MAZAMET TECHNOPOLE ·          CIR MEDICAL ·          CISBIO BIOASSAYS ·          COLDWAY ·          COMPTOIR GENERAL DU RESSORT ·          CRYONIC MEDICAL ·          DELPHARM BIOTECH ·          DIACLONE ·          Dtamedical ·          E I H F ·          EIHF-ISOFROID ·          ETABLISSEMENTS ASTRA ·          ETABLISSEMENTS DESSILLONS & DUTR ·          EUROCELL DIAGNOSTICS ·          EVOLUCARE TECHNOLOGIES ·          FAVI LE LAITON INJECTE ·          FAVI S.A. ·          FOURES SAS ·          FUMOUZE DIAGNOSTICS ·          GROUPE LEPINE ·          HOLTEX ·          i2a ·          I-CARE CLUSTER ·          ID bio ·          ID bio SAS ·          JCM MED ·          JRI ·          LA DIFFUSION TECHNIQUE FRANCAISE ·          LABORATOIRE DU SOLVIREX ·          Laboratoire PROTECSOM ·          LE GUELLEC ·          LID ·          LOXOS ·          MANUDO MEDICAL ·          MATIFAS ·          MCCB ·          MEDICAL INNOVATION DEVELOPPEMENT ·          MEDICAL PROCESS ·          MEDIFF ·          MEDINOVA INTERNATIONAL ·          MEZIERE IDC ·          MICROVAL ·          MULTIWELL ·          NEOSCAN MEDICAL ·          NG Biotech ·          NOWAK ·          OPTIMIZ ·          PAROLAI ·          PIXIENCE ·          Plastifrance ·          POLIDIS ·          PROGRESS SILICONES S.A.S. ·          QUIES ·          RM INGENIERIE ·          ROVIPHARM ·          SA GALVANOPLASTIE INDUSTRIELLE ·          Saft ·          SAFT ·          SANIVAP ·          SARL JCM MED ·          SATISFORM ·          SILIOS TECHNOLOGIES ·          SKINEXIANS ·          SNEP POLIDIS ·          SOLSTEO ·          SPINEWAY ·          STARVAC GROUP ·          SURGICAL PERSPECTIVE ·          TECHNOFLEX ·          TEKNIMED ·          TERRAILLON ·          TESALYS ·          THUASNE ·          TOP CLEAN PACKAGING GROUP ·          TRIOPLANEX FRANCE SA ·          VALMY SAS ·          VALMY SAS ·          VECTEC ·          VERRE ET QUARTZ TECHNOLOGIES ·          VIGILIO ·          YSY MEDICAL SAS ·          ZEAKON DIAGNOSTICS  


Kim Hwa KHOO - 30-oct.-2015 03:18:16
Créative France is the story of accentuating the ‘creative’, both literally and figuratively. It’s the story of a different approach, of the spark ignited by phrases and by words and images. It’s the story of an airliner that gains a second deck, of a coding school that becomes a nexus for learning, of a pastry that is coveted like a precious jewel. It’s the story of a strong visual identity that is at once bold, elegant, prominent, modern, dynamic, surprising, flexible and unifying. It’s the story of a creative, unconventional campaign that highlights our country’s full range of strengths, skills and savoir-faire. And for good reason – France is at the forefront of technology, design, industry and education, to name but a few sectors. It’s the story of France today: solid fundamentals enhanced by an outstanding ability to innovate and a constant push to break new ground. Equal parts playful and serious-minded, France bucks convention while reaching for the top. France has appeal… and creativity!   For more information on Créative France, please visit:

Technip awarded an important flexible pipe contract for the Layang Development

Kim Hwa KHOO - 29-oct.-2015 07:50:35
Technip has been awarded an important subsea contract by JX Nippon Oil and Gas Exploration (Malaysia) Ltd in the Layang field, Block SK10, offshore Sarawak, Malaysia at a water depth of 85 meters.   The contract covers the engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation and commissioning of three flexible pipes totaling 9.9 kilometers. The flexible pipes consist of two production risers and flowlines and one gas export riser and flowline, connecting shallow water platforms to a new FPSO.

COMOS EV car-sharing program to launch in August – rent a Twizy, Zoe or Leaf in KL, by the hour

Caroline Pelaez-Hue - 08-sept.-2014 12:02:37
Beginning from August, Klang Valley residents will be able to rent electric vehicles on an hourly basis thanks to the country’s first EV car sharing program, called Cohesive Mobility Solution (COMOS) . Three models will be available: the Nissan Leaf , Renault Zoe and Renault Twizy. The initiative, which is also the first of its kind in the ASEAN region, is a private/public partnership between CMS Consortium, Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) and Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malaysia). Private company CMS Consortium operates under the care of NADI Manufacturing, which is controlled by Proton’s ex-chairman Datuk Seri Nadzmi Salleh. Ex-Proton MD Datuk Seri Syed Zainal Abidin, meanwhile, is COMOS’ executive chairman. At the beginning, a total of 30-40 EV units will be made available in KL. In November, operation is set to expand to Langkawi, with around 25 EVs. As for public charging stations, 60 locations will be introduced in line with the program’s introduction this year. The network will make its way to Penang, Melaka and Johor Bahru as the phases unfold. Eventually, the aim is have 3,500 EVs in the COMOS loop nationwide by 2020. Travelling beyond the range scope of a single charge will also be a possibility – there are plans to have EV charging stations at every R&R along the North-South highway by the fifth year of the program. In essence, COMOS is set to provide a complete run of E-Mobility services by integrating various parts of the EV ecosystem, including EV users, charging providers, fleet/parking management operators and telecommunication network associates. Initial capital for the project is RM5-7 million. COMOS is an open system, which means that any OEM can participate in the program, subject to meeting COMOS’ standard requirements – the three vehicles in the first phase of the program aren’t likely to be the only models equipping the fleet down the line. A quick aside on the topic of parking space, which is a likely issue to develop in downtown KL – Syed Zainal said that the project was working with DBKL on that particular element; the idea is that every car should have double that number in terms of parking spaces, so for starters there should be 120 plots for the initial phase of the program. Current EV owners will be able to utilize the charging stations; they’ll have to sign up for a COMOS membership and pay for charging, of course. Concerning the rental process: first, you’ll have to sign up as a COMOS member (you can choose to go annual, or weekly, for membership), and in order to rent an EV, you’ll simply need to make a booking for it online through a mobile app. A grace period of around 20-30 minutes will be given for the reservation, at which point no one else can book the selected vehicle. Once at the particular COMOS station, the user simply ‘checks in’ to pick up the key for the vehicle, before proceeding to tap a fleet card or scan a QR code on the Master Kiosk for authentication, after which one is good to go. The EV can be returned at any COMOS outlet, parked back at an appropriate EV parking bay and lined back to recharge. The rental rate is a ‘pay as you use’ type, working on an hourly basis. According to Syed Zainal, there’s no limit to how long you can choose to hold on to a vehicle. As for the hourly rate itself, he didn’t disclose the final sum, only saying that it would be “affordable, a little more than what it would cost you for a taxi.” The actual rate is set to be announced before the programme begins (sometime next month, it was said), and further details on the rental process and scope will also be fleshed out further.  

France’s difference when it comes to Intelligent Transportation Systems

Rafizah MAZLAN - 11-août-2014 11:54:18
  The trend, across cities around the world, is for ever-higher densities in urban population. Benoît Perino, UBIFRANCE’s expert on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSs), says that, once a city reaches a critical size (i.e. a population density of up to 20,000 people per square kilometre), urban mobility becomes a paramount issue. Public-sector authorities need to solve such issues as to how to manage road traffic flows, give commuters up-to-the-minute information, and run efficient back-office payment systems to make these essential services financially viable.  High tech makes a difference, and France has been a precursor in ITS technology for over 40 years now, designing and building ‘the future is now’ solutions. The ITS market in France is worth €4 .5 billion per year?, generating 45,000 jobs. Naturally, Paris is the premier showcase, although every major French city displays impressive achievements in urban transportation. In Paris, the métro is being automated and ‘traditional’ tickets are on their way out, being replaced by dematerialized Near Field Electronic paid-entry systems such as Navigo that whisk passengers through the turnstiles. Navigo will soon to be deployed across Thalys services — the bullet train serving the high-speed line between Paris and Brussels. One of the key players behind these ultra-efficient, yet complex, ticketing solutions is ERG Transit Systems SA — a specialist company capable of designing ITS ticketing systems for target groups of users ranging from 10,000 to 10 million passengers a day, in cities such as Hong Kong, Melbourne, Rome, Singapore, and maybe San Francisco soon. Managing environmental impact and highway safety is a prime concern, and French technology has met another ITS challenge on its highways (the country’s autoroutes ), providing traffic reports and free-flow tollbooth collection (or ETC, for Electronic Tolling Collection). This complex mix of infrastructure and back-office consolidation of on-line toll collection works now in the United States, while respecting each individual state’s strenuous and complicated guidelines for toll-collection management, yet still designing a reliable, interoperable system that makes financial sense. Systems have also been designed to identify licence plates on trucks in order to apply the eco-tax, as the vehicles pass under electronic sensory equipment. Obviously, a variant of this multi-mode system is equipment that checks for vehicles exceeding the speed limit, combined with the processing of massive volumes of data in order to properly assess fines. French players have developed solutions that are environmentally and user friendly. Autolib , introduced by Blue Solutions, Bolloré SA’s subsidiary, has put up to 1,800 electric cars on the streets of Paris and its region (with 59 suburbs of the French capital included in the scheme) – an environmentally friendly initiative soon to be launched in Indianapolis (USA), where the scheme will be known as Speedy Car . Any visitor to Paris has seen, or perhaps even used, Vélib’ bikes to get around. The Vélib’ scheme, launched and managed by JC Decaux SA in 2007, maintains a fleet of 17,000 bicycles used by an average of 85,810 riders every day and extends to over 30 suburbs. The running of the Vélib’ scheme requires real-time back-office management software and a convenient, yet secure payment system — always the prime ingredients for a successful ITS. What about the role of UBIFRANCE, France’s export-support agency ? UBIFRANCE interacts with the key players in the sector, such ATEC ITS France ( ), a professional association that brings all the ITS industry together in order to shape the public debate and lobby in favour of future land-based transportation projects. Another important player is TOPOS, an association that is particularly active in the south-west of France ( ) and has a special interest in developing geo-localization in the transportation field. In fact, a highlight with an international dimension for the entire sector will be the World Congress for ITS in Bordeaux (in south-western France), to be held from 5 to 9 October 2014. As Benoît Perino of UBIFRANCE sees it, “There is a high potential for ITS in France and internationally. There are a lot of French SMEs with great, highly advanced technologies. Our role at UBIFRANCE is to accompany them, so that they can meet local operators and authorities throughout the world and have their technology integrated into turnkey projects.”   Further information about French companies:   BMIA COMATIS LOGIROAD MIOS Other companies in the field of urban transport Other companies in the field of transportation
Welcome to the French Trade Commission – Business France office in Malaysia! “Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners.” As a member of the French diplomatic network in Malaysia, Business France’s three missions are: - Fostering export growth by French businesses. - Promoting and facilitating international investment in France.


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