Zadar County attended the economic forum of the 16 + 1 initiative

first_imgDuring an official visit to Hainan Province in April 2018, the Zadar County Delegation signed a Letter of Intent on establishing friendly relations. Zadar County has established a friendly relationship with one of the richest Chinese provinces, which owes most of its development to tourism and services. “In recent years, we have seen a significant increase in the arrival of Chinese, and this year about 300 thousand Chinese tourists are expected in Croatia. On an annual basis, approximately 150 million Chinese travel to foreign destinations and there we still have significant room for improvement. Chinese tourists have become one of the best consumers in recent years, and since the summer season is not crucial for them, it is a good opportunity for our tourism workers to fill their capacity in the pre- and post-season. To this end, we have, among other things, established friendly relations with Hainan Province, which is their strongest tourist region.”, Concludes Longin. Last year, the Port of Zadar officially became part of the Silk Road, which was confirmed by the final declaration of the conference “Cooperation in cruise tourism on the Silk Road of the 21st century”, held at the ASEAN business summit in Bo’ao in April 2018 in China. Hainan region. Zadar County Prefect Božidar Longin in Dubrovnik participated in the business and economic forum of the ‘CEEC 16 + 1’ initiative, which was held as part of the 8th Summit of China and the Prime Ministers of 16 Central and Eastern European countries. Zadar County was one of the first in Croatia to initiate cooperation with the People’s Republic of China, Zadar County reports. A delegation from Hainan Province, led by Deputy Governor Wang Lu, paid a return visit to Zadar County in September 2018. It was announced that cooperation between the two friendly regions will continue, with an emphasis on sports, tourism, agriculture and education. “It was a very important event that will certainly give additional impetus to cooperation between Croatia and China. We made a lot of new contacts during the Business Forum, and I am glad that Zadar County is recognized by a good part of Chinese businessmen as an advanced region that is open for investment.”Says Longin. “The Chinese are extremely interested in developing economic cooperation with the entire European Union, and especially with the countries of Central and Southeast Europe. As for investments in Zadar County, there are many interested business entities from China who want to invest in many areas – from health tourism, business zones, railways, to renewable energy projects. We are aware that our county is attractive to many investors, and that is why we must continue to work on encouraging a positive investment climate.”, Adds Longin. In addition to cooperation in the economic field, the Chinese can make an additional contribution to the development of our tourism. Source / photo: Zadar Countylast_img read more

‘Pusher’ busted in Mandurriao

first_imgWhen frisked,Jaro yielded 10 more sachets of suspected illegal drugs valued at aroundP20,000. Jaro was nabbedafter he sold a sachet of suspected shabu to an undercover officer for P2,000,it added. ILOILO City –Police arrested a suspected drug pusher in a buy-bust operation in BarangayHibao-an, Mnadurriao district. Hernani Jaro ofBarangay Pandac, Pavia, Iloilo was arrested around 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 11, apolice report showed. The suspect wasdetained in the lockup cell of the Mandurriao police station, facing charges for violation of Republic Act9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img

Shooting News When Parrikar helped ace shooter Tejaswini take aim

first_imgMumbai: Fifteen years ago, when ace shooter Tejaswini Sawant, then not so well-known, was in urgent need of funds to participate in a shooting world championship in Germany, the then Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar became her ray of hope.The support not only enabled the shooter from Kolhapur in Maharashtra to participate in the competition in 2005, but also became a turning point in her career as she scaled new heights thereafter, Sawant told PTI. Her only regret now is that she could not thank the chief minister enough for his generosity which made a big contribution in her life and shooting career.“It was a brief meeting with Parrikar along with family friend and senior BJP leader Chandrakant Patil. I told Parrikar about the amount I required for the tournament. He promptly signed a cheque for the same,” the ace shooter said. “The amount was around Rs 1 lakh and it was the most needed help for me that changed my entire career,” she said.It helped Sawant move ahead as she scored 397 and 396 points out of 400, comfortably securing a place among the mainstream shooters to represent India in future international tournaments. She later became the first Indian woman shooter to win a gold medal at the World Championships, with a world-record equalling score in the 50m rifle prone event in 2010 in Germany. After 2006, Sawant has won several gold and other medals in international championships.Also Read | MS Dhoni shenanigans light up Chepauk in Chennai Super Kings practice before IPL 2019“I could do it only because of two people. First, Manohar Parrikar for his trust and financial support, and then Chandrakant Patil, who took my case to Parrikar,” she said. She said after the early success in her career, she received offers for a job in the Goa government and financial help for travel and training expenses till she wanted to play.Sawant is now an officer in Maharashtra government. “I regret that I could never thank Parrikar properly’’. for his contribution in my life and career,” the shooter said while expressing grief over his demise. When contacted, Patil, Maharashtra’s revenue minister, said he shared close ties with Parrikar. He said when Sawant approached him, Parrikar’s name came to his mind and he called him.“He was like that (generous). In case of Tejaswini, Parrikar helped her in his own capacity. He didn’t use government money (to give her). He spent from his pocket but never brought up the issue in our subsequent conversations,” Patil recalled. For all the Latest Sports News News, Shooting News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more