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News / Air cargo: ‘the madness has gone, it’s the new normal – but what’s next?’

first_img“To meet this, we are now operating Ligentia air services every other day from Saigon, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.”Clive’s volume data shows that Thai exports by air increased 20% in week 25, but there has been only a slight rise in Vietnamese exports.Globally, volumes have risen, but at a slower pace than in previous weeks. There is a slowdown out of China, while capacity is also declining slightly. By Alex Lennane 29/06/2020 “The market rates continue to decline week on week, due to the reduction in the demand to air PPE and the slow recovery of the general air market,” said Ms Alderman-Davis, who added that Ligentia continued to operate daily air services from its ‘super hubs’ in China.“Retailers are yet to begin their air programmes, due to surplus stocks from the lockdown. Charters are still the preferred way to move large air shipments as the freighter services have limited capacity to move big shipments.”Another air freight forwarder added: “There is very little air freight in retail right now. But it will pick up in July. Manufacturing has definitely re-started, but much is going by sea freight.”He added that his company had seen growth in demand for niche areas, and that India was also “still pretty high, there is a very limited number of carriers”.One sector which is bounding back is sea-air via Singapore and Dubai, reported two forwarders.“The flights are picking up now and we are getting a lot more enquiries. Some general business is coming back online, not garments but things like machinery.”Nick Coverdale of sea-air specialist AeroMar, said: “I would say the madness has gone, and things are the new normal. But what an earth is going to happen next?” Pockets of the air freight market are continuing to see high rates, and volumes are growing, but retail is not yet back in the air.Hot spots include rubber producer Malaysia, the world’s largest exporter of medical gloves, accounting for up to 75%, according to some estimates.Volumes out of Malaysia grew 46% in week 25, according to Clive Data Services, while forwarders have reported strong demand out of the country.“We have seen an increase in demand from Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam,” said  Lee Alderman-Davis, global product and development director for Ligentia. © Butenkow | last_img read more

News / South Korean shipowners hit out after 23 lines are fined for price-fixing

first_imgKSA vice-chairman Kim Young-moo (photo: Korea Shipowners’ Association South Korea’s anti-trust authority has slapped penalties on 23 liner operators for colluding to fix freight rates.But the move has angered the Korea Shipowners’ Association (KSA).The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) said on Tuesday its investigations found that 23 liner operators and the Committee Of Shipowners For Asian Liner Service had come up with 122 freight-related agreements pertaining to the South Korea-South-east Asia route.KFTC ruled the errant operators would have to pay a penalty of 8.5%-10% of their revenue from South-east Asian services.The issue began in July 2018, when timber importers reported suspicions of price-fixing to the KFTC after almost all liner operators simultaneously raised freight rates for the South Korea-South-east Asia route.HMM, SM Merchant Marine (SM Line), Sinokor Merchant Marine and Pan Ocean are among the 23 errant companies.KSA officials said the matter should have been dealt with under the Shipping Act and that KFTC’s penalties would derail national efforts to rejuvenate the shipping industry.“The shipping industry’s reconstruction that is being pursued after Hanjin Shipping collapsed, may be in vain. If shipping companies sell their vessels to pay the fines, this could further intensify the capacity shortage that has impeded exports,” said the association.It also warned that services to South-east Asian routes may be disrupted as a result of the KFTC’s decision.A source at one of the liner operators told The Loadstar it had been notified by the KFTC regarding the penalties, adding: “There aren’t many things we can speak about at present as this is still an ongoing issue, being addressed by the related authority.” By Martina Li in Taiwan 10/06/2021last_img read more

Salt, salt everywhere; but not enough on East Coast

first_img Facebook Twitter NewsEconomy Despite a bumper harvest from the salt farms of the West Sea thanks to a good weather, the salt in stock is running short on the East Sea since the fish catch has increased. A source from North Hamkyung Province said on the 13rd that “As the haul of herring, arabesque greenling and squid has increased, so the price of salt is soaring.”The source added that “In Rajin-Sunbong, the price of salt per kilogram has been recorded at the highest; 1,500 won. Relatively, the salt price has soared higher than the rice price this year.” In the last year, the salt price in the Hamkyung Provinces was from 120 to 150 North Korean won per kilogram. As of September, the salt prices were 600 won in Rajin, 300 won in Hoiryeong and 400 won in Hyesan. At the same time, in Shinuiju, Nampo and Haeju, all of which lie by the West coast, the salt price was 180 won, 200 won and 180 won respectively. Despite abundant salt production, all is not wellThe major salt production place in North Korea is the West coast. On the West Coast where the tides rise and falls sharply many salt farms were built and bay salt is produced. The source said that “Although we have sea on two sides, the east coast doesn’t have much salt production. Workers for the salt farms steal salt and hide it in their homes and when the salt price rises, around the time of the kimchi preparation season, they sell the salt in the jangmadang.” “The weather was so good this year, so the salt production sharply increased. But due to the lack of transportation, salt is piled like mountains on the salt farms,” explained the source. However, especially in Yeomjoo and Jeungsan, North Pyongan Province, early in August there were heavy rains, so salt piled up on the farms was destroyed, causing much damage, according to the source. The marine-products organization has crying eyesOn the other hand, the East Coast areas are suffering from a severe salt crisis due to steeply increased hauls of fish. The soaring salt prices are stirring up prices inland. The source said that “Although people have heard that salt production has been abundant in the West Coast areas, the salt prices are so unstable because salt has not been conveyed to locations of high demand in the proper time.” According to the explanation of the source, there is no refrigeration equipment in North Korea, so the only ways to preserve fish are salting and drying. There are salt farms on the East Coast but they are not sufficient for demand. The Marine-products organizations in Wonsan, Heungnam, Chongjin, Rajin and other major cities on the East Coast are suffering from the lack of salt, rendering marine products inedible. He said that the East Coast Marine-products organizations cannot purchase salt because they don’t have the resources to go directly to the West Coast.The salt prices which amounted to 120 or 150 won per kilogram last year have risen to 400 or 500 won. When the season for preparing kimchi comes in October, the prices will skyrocket, according to the prediction of the source. There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News News SHAREcenter_img News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Salt, salt everywhere; but not enough on East Coast North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) By Daily NK – 2008.09.19 6:22pm US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once againlast_img read more

Three Women Killed during the Reserve Forces Training

first_img AvatarLee Sung Jin News By Lee Sung Jin – 2009.08.31 2:04pm RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Changchun, China — During a North Korean civilian-government joint military training exercise, which was undertaken in response to the Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG), a joint U.S.-Korean military exercise, there was a training accident in which three women were killed and 15 were seriously injured.A source from Yangkang Province talked to the Daily NK on the telephone on the 30th, “During the wartime operational command maneuvers carried out in Hyesan, Yangkang Province on August 27, a sergeant, who took a rifle drill, fired a recoilless gun by mistake towards trainees, so three women were killed on the spot and 15 were wounded.” North Korea stated that the UFG was a “provocative move against the Republic (North Korea)” and carried out the Wartime Operational Command Maneuvers, a joint civilian and military training exercise that ran from August 17 to 27. The training in Yangkang Province was co-sponsored by the 10th Corps of the North Korean People’s Army and the civil defense corps of Yangkang Province. The women belonged to the March 18th Battalion. At the time of the accident they were training in the use of recoilless guns by the Heochon River in Kanggu-dong.The March 18 Battalion is comprised of women over 35 years old who have been discharged from the Worker’s and Peasant’s Red Guard, a reserve force used for logistical support duties including munitions production and medical services in wartime. The victims were nurses from the Hyesan Municipal Hospital and workers from the Hyesan Paper and Textile Mills.The source reported, “The training had been carried out by soldiers on service and accordingly, from the 25th to 27th, by the Local Reserve Forces and the Worker and Peasant Red Guard.”He added, “In every military training, a few participants used to be killed by incidents. During the winter drill early this year, all members of a squad belonging to the 10th Army Corps were frozen to death around the Jehrdang Ridge in Hyesan.” News North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest center_img SHARE NewsEconomy Three Women Killed during the Reserve Forces Training Facebook Twitter News US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once againlast_img read more

Ministry Supports All Components of Tertiary Sector – Minister Henry Wilson

first_imgRelatedMinistry Supports All Components of Tertiary Sector – Minister Henry Wilson RelatedMinistry Supports All Components of Tertiary Sector – Minister Henry Wilson FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Education and Youth, Maxine Henry Wilson has said that the Ministry was mindful of the “tertiary imperative” as the quality of the society was determined by the quality of its tertiary education to a large extent.She was speaking at the 15th Annual Conference of the Joint Committee for Tertiary Education, held at the Hilton Kingston Hotel. The conference was themed ‘Assessing for Quality: The Tertiary Imperative’Minister Henry Wilson in acknowledging the growing number of institutions now offering tertiary education in Jamaica pointed out that the term, “tertiary is not synonymous with the University of the West Indies”.“There is a tertiary sector and whereas the University of the West Indies may have been one of the flagship institutions we certainly need to have equity across the sector and that is one of the policy positions that we have to take; we support the University of the West Indies but we support all other components of the tertiary sector with equal vigour and resources,” the Education and Youth Minister said.While acknowledging that tertiary education was “confronted with unprecedented challenges”, Mrs. Henry-Wilson said there was a need to look at the opportunities which exist and “negate the threats of growth to the sector in Jamaica”.Mrs. Henry Wilson noted further that with the impact of globalization, the growth of the knowledge-based economy and the information and communication revolution, the sector had much to do as tertiary education now played a greater role in developing knowledge economies and democratic societies, and was central to the creation of intellectual capital.Mrs. Henry Wilson while warning of the dangers of “using industrial quality standards to define academic standards”, said there was also a need “to look at issues relating to attitudes, values, behaviour, relationships,” in any attempt to assess the quality of tertiary education.The Conference, which was intended to focus on four different areas which bear on assessment, involved discussions on, “Accreditation: evolution, process and significance”, “Transcripts: Preparation, Presentation and Portability”, “Curriculum: Designing for Quality” and “Assessment Methods”.The Joint Committee for Tertiary Education (JCTE) was launched in 1991 and operates under the auspices of the University Council of Jamaica. RelatedMinistry Supports All Components of Tertiary Sector – Minister Henry Wilsoncenter_img Ministry Supports All Components of Tertiary Sector – Minister Henry Wilson UncategorizedApril 25, 2006 Advertisementslast_img read more

County manager seeks volunteers for rural equestrian facilities work group

first_img Posted by Chris Brown|Monday, September 21, 2020 |in : NewsClark County Council sets Oct. 7 date for public hearing on equestrian facility rules Clark County Council sets Oct. 7 date for public hearing on equestrian facility rules Name*Email*Website guestLabel Name*Email*Website Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). Following months of delays, the Clark County Council is finally set to hold a virtual hearing on possible code enforcement changes for equestrian businesses.Read more AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyClark County CouncilClark County managerClark County WashingtonequestrianhorsesLatestlocal newsrural equestrian facilitiesVancouverVancouver Washingtonvolunteerswork groupshare 0 Previous : Commentary: CMAC delivers on its salute to future military members Next : Sixteen-year CASEE study reveals changes in local amphibian populationsAdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img guestLabel I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree County manager seeks volunteers for rural equestrian facilities work groupPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Monday, April 26, 2021in: Newsshare 0 The six-member work group will serve until the county council makes final action on the group’s recommendations – up to 12 months if neededVANCOUVER – The Clark County manager is seeking volunteers to serve on the county’s newly-created rural equestrian facilities stakeholder work group.In December 2020, the Clark County Council directed staff to convene a rural equestrian facility stakeholder work group to develop recommendations for county code and policy revisions to mitigate operational impacts of such facilities on adjacent neighbors and neighborhoods. File photoIn December 2020, the Clark County Council directed staff to convene a rural equestrian facility stakeholder work group to develop recommendations for county code and policy revisions to mitigate operational impacts of such facilities on adjacent neighbors and neighborhoods. File photoIn December 2020, the Clark County Council directed staff to convene a rural equestrian facility stakeholder work group to develop recommendations for county code and policy revisions to mitigate operational impacts of such facilities on adjacent neighbors and neighborhoods.The six-member work group will serve until the county council makes final action on the group’s recommendations – up to 12 months if needed.The county is looking for volunteers to represent the following:Rural equestrian facilitiesHorse boarding facilitiesRiding clubsAffected neighboring property ownersRural home-owners associationsThe sixth position will be recommended by the Neighborhood Association Council of Clark County to represent rural neighborhood associations.The primary focus of the work group will be to review:Building permitting requirements (e.g. setback distances, storm drainage, occupancy limits, etc.)Private vs. public use (e.g. requirements standards, etc.)Operational impacts (e.g. noise, odor, dust, traffic, etc.)Conversion of existing buildings (both permitted and unpermitted) for equestrian facility use.The work group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. The first meeting will take place on Mon., May 24. Due to COVID-19 safety protocol, meetings will be held online using the Microsoft Teams Meeting platform.Anyone interested in applying should send a résumé and letter of interest to Michelle Pfenning in the County Manager’s Office, PO Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000 or [email protected] for application is 5 p.m. Fri., May 14.Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.Also read: 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all commentslast_img read more

The weird reason this whispered Tesla review has 2.3 million views

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 ASMR “reviews” of vehicles might just be the next big thing—for a particular subset of the population  Screenshot / YouTube The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending Videos Look, we get it, Teslas are S3Xy. Elon says so, and who are we to disagree? They’ve got sleek profiles, swooping curves, and, lest we forget, they give their legion of fans the enviro-gasm of their dreams.But apparently the marque’s appeal goes way beyond the joy derived from silently gliding past gas stations, or having your car do the driving for you. Turns out, these electric cars can send a high-voltage jolt of juice through your spine even if you’re just watching a video of one. What? Are you confused?Allow us to explain: A Tesla Model X has just been cast as We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. We’re not entirely sure where this Telsa ASMR video fits on the genre’s scale-o-weirdness, but we know this: We’ll never be able to drive behind one again without the words “the soft and supple material that hugs your body as you sit comfortably inside” returning to send an electric tingle down our spine. ‹ Previous Next › Screenshot / YouTube advertisement PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending in Canada Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” See More Videos RELATED TAGSTeslaLuxuryLuxury CarsNewsLuxury ASMR apparently helps some people get to sleep when their minds refuse to shut down for the night. As our whispering, finger-tapping Vanna White makes her way around the Model X’s broad shoulders, “prominent” grille ornament, and milky interior, one can’t help but wonder just what kinds of dreams await those who fall asleep to this video. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ASMR, short for “autonomous sensory meridian response,” is the official name for what happens when you experience a pleasing tingling sensation that starts in your scalp (or thereabouts) and then progresses down the length of your body in response to non-touch cues, like sights or sounds.There are several things that can trigger ASMR, but the internet’s favourite one is the sound of someone speaking very softly, right into your ears, via a pair of headphones. In the past few years, YouTube has exploded with ASMR videos, each with its own peculiar take on the experience, going from the weird, to really, really weird.Even though only a small subset of the population experiences ASMR, some of these videos have over 35 million views.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2ASMR “reviews” of vehicles might just be the next big thing—for a particular subset of the populationlast_img read more

McLaren’s Senna GTR is a wild, track-only monster

first_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS RELATED TAGSMcLarenLuxurySupercarLuxury VehiclesNew VehiclesSupercars See More Videos Trending Videos Trending in Canada If you wanted one, tough luck — all 75 examples of the Senna GTR are spoken for. But if you’re curious, it starts at £1.1 million, before any customization and MSO goodies. McLaren has released a track-only version of its Senna GT3 race car — one that you can actually buy.The ‘regular’ Senna has gone through some wild changes to make the GTR the fastest McLaren ever, aside from their Formula 1 cars. Let’s start with that rear wing.“Compared to the standard McLaren Senna wing fitted to the 2018 GTR concept, the wing of the McLaren Senna GTR has been reprofiled and relocated,” says McLaren. Translation: It’s bloody huge. Coupled with the extremely aggressive rear diffuser and active aerodynamics, and you get a car with more than 1,000 kilograms of downforce. That’s like putting another Senna GTR on top of your Senna GTR. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 McLaren Senna GTRMcLaren Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 McLaren Senna GTRMcLaren Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 McLaren Senna GTRMcLaren Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 McLaren Senna GTRMcLaren Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 McLaren Senna GTRMcLaren Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 McLaren Senna GTRMcLaren Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 McLaren Senna GTRMcLaren Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 McLaren Senna GTRMcLaren The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car evercenter_img ‹ Previous Next › PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2019 McLaren Senna GTR  McLaren advertisement Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” The actual dry weight of the Senna GTR is 1,188 kilograms. McLaren says because of the low weight, the extra downforce works at much lower speeds, making the Senna GTR much easier to drive. McLaren wanted to ensure “95 per cent of the performance of the car could be accessed by 95 per cent of drivers.”The interior has also been made lower and wider to get the lowest possible centre of gravity, and McLaren saved 10 kilograms by removing anything that wasn’t required for going fast.Sending it all down the track is a twin-turbocharged, 4.0-litre V8 uptuned to 814 horsepower. The GTR plays the song of its people through rear-exit exhausts, which are lighter than the side-exit units found on the race car. last_img read more

Netflix’s ‘Hyperdrive’ is like ‘American Ninja Warrior’ with cars

first_imgTwenty-eight street racers and stunt drivers from around the world will get a chance to prove their skill and daring on the world’s stage thanks to a new series from Netflix.Actually, it’s not so much a “stage” as it is a 100-acre automotive obstacle course in Rochester, New York. Hyperdrive pits elite drivers and their cars against each other on 10 different race tracks and challenges. Executive producer and self-proclaimed speed demon Charlize Theron described the project pretty perfectly in an interview with Entertainment Weekly as “American Ninja Warrior meets Fast and Furious.”  From what we can gather from the trailer, the obstacles include some water features, a sort of gauntlet with suspended cars swinging back and forth, plenty of surfaces to drift over and a massive six-storey teeter-totter with jumps on it called “The Leveler.”The participants include a construction worker, a model, a delivery guy and even a lumberjack, though that last one’s less of a profession and more of a lifestyle. What they’ll be competing for is unclear, though we’re guessing there’s some sort of financial incentive encouraging these people to put their cars and potentially their own safety on the line.  Trending in Canada Hyperdrive will be released in full August 21 on Netflix. Get ready to binge. Trending Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan”center_img The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS See More Videos advertisement RELATED TAGSNon-LuxuryClassic CarsClassic Cars & TrucksNew VehiclesNon-Luxury ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Maha CM lays foundation stone of IUIH Medicity in Nagpur

first_img Read Article Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Maha CM lays foundation stone of IUIH Medicity in Nagpur Share Related Posts Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19”center_img MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” IUIH programme proposes to set up 11 new Indo UK Institutes for Health in India accompanied by strategic clinical and training partnerships with UK’s National Health Service (NHS) organisations, universities and private sector companiesMaharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis recently laid the foundation stone of the first ‘Indo UK Institute of Health Medicity’ (IUIH) in Nagpur. The IUIH programme was included as a commercial announcement in the joint statement during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the UK in November 2015. It included proposal to set up 11 new Indo UK Institutes for Health in India accompanied by strategic clinical and training partnerships with UK’s National Health Service (NHS) organisations, universities and private sector companies.Fadnavis said it is historical moment that such a reputed and huge medicity initiative is rolling out from Nagpur. “Globally, the cost of healthcare is going up, however, advanced medical treatment will be available at 50 per cent less price here and it will boost medical tourism in Maharashtra,” said Fadnavis on the occasion.He said we were working for the early launch of this project for last six-months and assured of support and help in necessary clearances for the project. The IUIH programme led by Dr Ajay Rajan Gupta, Group MD and CEO, aims to deliver this vision by developing IUIH Medicities and IUIH Clinics across India. Each medicity will include a 1,000-bed hospital in close partnership with one of the UK’s leading NHS hospitals.“IUIH is launching its first medicity from Nagpur and it’s first of its venture anywhere in the world starting from India. It has a vision to provide integrated healthcare across India by partnering with global leaders in research, education, technology, manufacturing and healthcare delivery. “The first medicity is being developed in association with King’s College Hospital, London, with an investment outlay of Rs 1,600 crore,” said Group MD and CEO Ajay Rajan Gupta. Medicity in Nagpur will have all modern medical facilities with a campus having hotel, retail, commercial and residential facilities, he said.In the first a 250-bed hospital will be completed in next three years and the entire project is expected to be completed in next seven to eight years, said Gupta. Out of 11 medicities, the next will be launched at Amravati (Andhra Pradesh) on August 16 and then at Hyderabad on August 18.Jane Grady, Deputy Director, Trade, Economics and Prosperity, British High Commission, said “The NHS is considered to be the best integrated healthcare system in the world. Through IUIH we are excited to bring to India the UK’s expertise in training, innovation and clinical delivery that make the NHS one of the world’s best healthcare system.” The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals By salil sule on August 14, 2017 News last_img read more