BRICS’ New Development Bank ‘open for business’ – local recruitment drive

From Fin24

Johannesburg – The New Development Bank is formally “open for business” and the recruitment process for its Africa Regional Centre in Johannesburg has started, National Treasury announced this weekend.

Treasury said in a statement the bank is in the process of establishing the Africa Regional Centre in Johannesburg, as announced by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his 2016 Budget Speech.

BRICS heads of state
BRICS heads of state

Treasury said South Africans are encouraged to apply to work for the bank.

The start of formal operations of the so-called Brics Bank follows an agreement signed on February 27 2016 by the People’s Republic of China and the New Development Bank regarding the headquarters of the New Development Bank. The headquarters will be in Shanghai, China.

This agreement marks the completion of legal procedures that give way for the bank to begin its operations. The bank is intended to finance infrastructure and sustainable development projects in the Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and other emerging economies and developing countries.

In December last year President Jacob Zuma said the Brics New Development Bank is a concrete reality. Zuma also announced that axed finance minister Nhlanhla Nene was nominated to head the regional centre. – Fin24

Source: http://www.fin24.com/Economy/brics-bank-open-for-jobs-20160307

Media statement from National Treasury

The New Development Bank is formally “open for business.” The People’s Republic of China and the New Development Bank signed an agreement regarding the Headquarters of the New Development Bank in Shanghai, China on 27 February 2016. This Agreement marks the completion of legal procedures that give way for the Bank to begin its operations.

The Bank is in the process of establishing its Africa Regional Centre in Johannesburg, as announced by the Minister of Finance, Hon. Pravin Gordhan, in his 2016 Budget Speech.

Furthermore, the Bank has begun its recruitment process, and South African’s are encouraged to apply.

For more information, visit www.ndb.int

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