The study of the bearing capacities of the Split-Dalmatia County has begun

first_imgBased on a public tender announced in June this year, the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board signed a contract and ordered scientific expert material from the Institute for Tourism, which will answer questions about what is enough in the county’s tourism and infrastructure, where they are in the red and how much space there is. for growth.The aim of the study is to define the total load accommodation capacity for each of the six clusters in the county, according to the Institute for Tourism, which will calculate the carrying capacity of the Split Riviera and especially the city of Split, Makarska Riviera, Dalmatian Zagora and the islands of Brac, Hvar and Vis.Based on the analysis of current accommodation capacities, possibilities of reception and arrangement of beaches, traffic and communal infrastructure and natural and cultural resources, it will be found out how many nights and arrivals of tourists can be in the county during the year, especially in the “peak” season in July and August. , without endangering the sustainable development and quality of life of the local community. “It is also necessary to determine the maximum number of accommodation capacities in certain parts of the county with regard to its spatial specifics. We expect the Study to say for each of the tourist clusters of our county what are the tourist figures that this area can withstand, without compromising the balance in the supply of electricity, water and energy and not spatially endangering the area with excessive construction and significantly disrupting quality of life. local population.These are logical questions after years of great growth in popularity and tourist arrivals in our county. All this will be the basis for the work of destination management that will manage the development of tourism in the county. ” points out Joško Stella, director of the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist BoardThe study of the carrying capacity of tourism in the Split-Dalmatia County, prepared by scientists from the Institute of Tourism in Zagreb, should be completed by the spring of 2018. This is the only such example, at least known to me in Croatia, that one tourist destination started by making a study. The preparation of the study should have been the basis for development, not first to build accommodation capacities, and then to do the study. But again, better than ever, there are still things that can be corrected and directed to the right path of sustainable and strategic development.All the problems that are present in the tourism sector are the result of the elements and not strategic development. This is great news for our tourism, especially the Split-Dalmatia County, and I sincerely hope that other tourist destinations will follow this positive example because the strategic development of a tourist destination is the only right path for long-term tourism development.Record tourist results in Split-Dalmatia County According to its results and excellent tourist traffic in August, the Split-Dalmatia County remained at the very top of the country’s tourist regions. Thus, in August alone, based on eVisitor data, 892.328 guests visited the Split-Dalmatia County, realizing 5.969.680 tourist nights, which is six percent more in arrivals and seven percent more in nights than last year, the SDŽ Tourist Board points out.The main part of the tourist year and the first eight months of Central Dalmatia ends with an impressive number of 2.791.556 arrivals, which is 13 percent more than last year and 15,7 million overnight stays. The tourist star of the season is the city of Split, which is still at the top of the list of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, where there were 2.031.003 overnight stays in the first eight months. Makarska had 1.284.076 overnight stays, which is 13 percent more than last year, which placed the two cities among Croatia’s Top 20 tourist destinations. “All the announcements say that the excellent visit will continue during October, so Central Dalmatia is becoming a prime example of the extension of the tourist season in all parts of the county.Stella points out.Split Airport also recorded excellent results, with 2.123.209 passengers so far, which is 24 percent more than last year and thus became the first airport in terms of traffic in Croatia. Most overnight stays in the first eight months were made by guests from Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany and Scandinavia.last_img read more

Pakistan cracks down on safety breaches, coronavirus cases top 100,000

first_imgThe decision to lift the lockdown on May 9 despite increasing infections of the coronavirus, which causes the respiratory illness COVID-19, was prompted by a worsening economic crisis and unemployment.Pakistan is the 16th country to exceed 100,000 infections, a Reuters tally showed. The virus spread has yet to peak in Pakistan, officials say.  Pakistan has recorded more than 100,000 coronavirus infections, officials statistics showed on Monday and the rise in daily infections has prompted authorities to begin strict enforcement of government safety measures.The south Asian nation, which has registered 2,067 deaths and 103,671 infections of the novel coronavirus, lifted its lockdown last month but promulgated protocols for the reopening of markets, industries and public transport – including mandatory wearing of masks and social distancing.”First we educated the masses about the protocols, then we warned them, and now, in the last meeting with the prime minister in the chair, we directed administrations to crack down on places protocols are not being followed,” Pakistan’s Planning Minister Asad Umar said in a news conference at the weekend. Many markets and shops have been sealed because of non-compliance over the last few days, said Umar, who also heads the national response to the pandemic.Pakistan has been setting records for the number of new daily infections over the last 10 days, partly reflecting increased testing.But of the 23,000 tests daily, more than 1 in 5 have been positive over the last 10 days. Before the lockdown was lifted on May 9, the number of tests finding the coronavirus was approximately 1 in 10, government statistics show.Government officials say safety protocols are not being followed, particularly since just before the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Stakeholders briefed on GuySuCo’s social resilience programme

first_img– coordinator says “tremendous response” from redundant workersThe Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) on Thursday morning hosted a briefing session on the implementation of its ‘Sustainable and Resilient Communities Programme’ in order to mobilise additional Public Sector agencies.The social resilience programme is a counteraction to the effects and impacts arising out of the downsizing of the sugar industry. Thursday’s session sought to engage stakeholders with the objective of establishing a coordinating committee to roll out the programme.A section of the gathering at Thursday’s stakeholder engagement at GuySuCo’s Headquarters at La Bonne IntentionDiscussions were focused on medium- to long-term approaches for implementing GuySuCo’s social resilience programme and the Alternative Livelihoods Initiative, which aims at re-skilling ex-employees and identifying employment opportunities for them as well as up-skilling current employees.During the session, participants also looked at the framework for the transitioning of sugar dependent communities that have been affected following the closure of the Rose Hall, Skeldon, Wales and Enmore estates, to make them more economically, socially and environmentally resilient.Meanwhile, Coordinator of the programme, Curbette Victorine, told the Department of Public Information (DPI) on Thursday that already the programme has been yielding success, particularly with the response from those displaced workers.“I think we have had tremendous success and response; a lot more than we initially anticipated. Knowing what redundancy was going to bring, we did not get the negative impact as we would normally expect for such a major redundancy,” Victorine said in the interview.Coordinator of GuySuCo’s social resilience programme,Curbette VictorineAccording to Victorine, said there are several groups of former workers who are now better positioned to offer services to the reorganised sugar company.“What we would have done so far would have allowed for employees to continue or be contracted to GuySuCo. In cases where they were expected to offer services to GuySuCo, we already have that ongoing. Our maintenance of canals programme, we have persons who have shown an interest and have indicated their willingness to work either as operators of excavators and contractors doing manual cleaning. We recently had quite a few of our ex-employees coming together to plant canes on our existing estates and I think there is heightened interest being shown in this programme at this point in time,” the coordinator explained.Among the targeted stakeholders at Thursday’s engagement session were the Small Business Bureau; Department of Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sport; Social Protection Ministry; Communities Ministry; President Youth Award Republic of Guyana (PYARG) and National Trust.The next step will feature consultations with the regional administration from Regions Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Four (Demerara-Mahaica) and Six (East Berbice-Corentyne); the Private Sector Commission (PSC); Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI); Berbice Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) and other private sector organisations in these regions, to share the Strategic Action Plan.The Plan focuses on key short, medium and long-term actions, stakeholder responsibilities, timelines, keys milestones, monitoring and evaluating, funding and a risks assessment.last_img read more

Area colleges re-examine security procedures

first_imgAt Rio Hondo College, emergency plans also are being reviewed in light of the Virginia Tech shootings, but the community college already has a “very comprehensive disaster plan” in place, college President Manuel Baca said Tuesday. “We’re reviewing it now, and we’ll be making sure it’s fully up to date,” Baca said. He said Rio Hondo has both a police academy on campus and a full-time psychologist. Even so, Baca acknowledged that murder/suicides are extremely difficult to prepare for or to prevent. “We see this going on everyday in Iraq and we have an entire military force in operation,” Baca said. “We can’t prevent it, but we can increase our chances. We can respond effectively to it and deal with the aftermath.” pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 WHITTIER – Campus safety pushed its way back atop the agenda at Rio Hondo College and Whittier College, where security officials Tuesday were reviewing emergency procedures in the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings. At Whittier College, officials were making sure that a now-common school security procedure known as “shelter in place” is included in an abridged version of the college’s overall emergency plan. The plan’s quick-check version soon will be posted “in every room on campus,” said Bernard Alex, chief of campus safety. The “shelter in place” procedure specifically addresses an “active shooter” on campus scenario, Alex said. It calls for students and staff to lock or barricade themselves inside classrooms until the danger has passed. “Eventually, someone will have to engage the shooter, but the initial response should be for shelter,” Alex said. “Barricade yourself in and wait for help. Usually people’s first instinct is to get out. But in a situation like an active shooter, it’s not the best thing to do.” Alex said a safety committee made up of various department heads at Whittier College meets once a month to discuss disaster preparedness. Whittier College President Sharon D. Herzberger issued a statement emphasizing the need for students and staff to watch out for each other. This horrible incident is a serious reminder to us all that our daily security and safety rest on the strength of our community, our ability to look out for each other,” Herzberger wrote. “It also is a reminder of our founders’ sage advice to make our lives matter, whether short or long.” Coincidentally, Whittier College’s security manual is set to be published next week. The entire manual is available on line. But an abbreviated version, which will be distributed to classrooms, will make emergency procedures and emergency phone numbers easily accessible to all students and faculty, Alex said. last_img read more