China: New airports, routes for PLA to transport personnel to Tibet, Xinjiang | World News

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The remote Chinese regions of Xinjiang and Tibet bordering India will soon have 30 airports at the disposal of the Western Theatre Command (WTC) to facilitate the movement of army personnel, a state media report said this week.

The WTC is the largest military command of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and oversees the disputed border with India. While some of these airports have been built and are functional, the remaining are under construction.

Among the three new airports to be built in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) are those at Lhunze county, Tingri county and Burang county, close to

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Transport operators association on a mission to vaccinate members | News

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President of the Transport Operator Development Sustainable Service (TODSS), Egerton Newman, has set the ambitious target of getting at least 65 per cent of the islands estimated 200,000 transport operators – owners, drivers, conductors, backup men and washers – fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus by the end of December.

The vaccination campaign, which is projected to be officially launched by next week Thursday at the Half-Way Transport Centre, will be carried out from at least 11 major sites across the island.

Speaking at Wednesday’s press launch of the event at the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre conference room, Newman sought

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Afghanistan: Pen Farthing and animals waiting for transport from Kabul airport, UK government says | World News

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A former Royal Marine trying to evacuate animals from Afghanistan has been helped through Kabul airport by UK armed forces and is now waiting for transport, the Ministry of Defence has said.

The government tweeted: “Pen Farthing and his pets were assisted through the system at Kabul airport by the UK Armed Forces. They are currently being supported while he awaits transportation.

“On the direction of the Defence Secretary, clearance for their charter flight has been sponsored by the UK Government.”

Afghanistan latest – live updates as UK’s Kabul evacuation enters ‘final hours’

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Gov’t imposes three-week coronavirus restrictions, public transport won’t work

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The Georgian government has imposed coronavirus restrictions between August 14 and September 4 to curb the spread of coronavirus. 

The restrictions are as follows: 

  • Public transport (in all main cities) will not work between August 14 and September 4. Intercity transport will work in a regular manner. The government promises they will ensure regular transportation of people (in Tbilisi, Batumi, Kutaisi and Rustavi) to main hospitals or clinics to receive the coronavirus vaccine. 
  • No festivals, sport events or other large events will take place in the country in the reported period (except international sport events).
  • Children entertainment
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How agberos pocket billions of Lagos transport revenue

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IN Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital,  agberos fleece the state of billions of naira in transport taxes collected from drivers of commercial buses, tricycles and motorcycles.

There are 75,000 commercial buses (danfos) in Lagos, according to the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) estimates.

Each commercial vehicle driver pays at least N3,000 to agberos, also known as ticket touts, every day, according to oral testimonies obtained by this reporter from more than 50 commercial bus drivers in 21 out of 37 local council development authorities (LCDAs) in Lagos.

This means that these drivers pay N225 million each day,

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Buttigieg doles out transport grants with eye toward climate

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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg speaks during an event to commemorate Pride Month, in the East Room of the White House, Friday, June 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg doled out $905 million in infrastructure grants Wednesday, including to repair a cracking bridge in Seattle during a crippling heat wave and to expand ports in Iowa and Georgia to help reduce the number of greenhouse gas-emitting trucks on the roads.

The money for 24 projects in 18 states is part of a Biden administration shift of federal awards to promote climate-friendly policies and

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