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Male’ International Airport To Be Privatized

Posted: September 13, 2009 at 4:36 pm   /   Latest Posts, Maldives, News

As a part of a dramatic overhaul of the island economy of Maldives, the government of Maldives has announced to privatize the biggest Airport in the country. Traditionally The Maldivian economy has been open to new investments while , key infrastructure (e.g. Sea Ports, Telephone,Energy,Transport network and Airports) has been under direct government control.   […]

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China Boosts Sri Lankan Tourism Arrivals.

Posted: August 19, 2008 at 4:05 am   /   News, Sri Lanka

Pressure from rising oil prices, rising interest rates and a bust US  housing industry threatens tourists numbers around the world. Sri Lanka too was stuck with a tourist arrival decline of 0.2 percent,but once again China came to the rescue. The Chinese tourism market, one of the fastest growing markets for tourism has travel agents […]

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Transport in Sri Lanka

Posted: July 8, 2008 at 3:15 am   /   Sri Lanka, Travel Tips

There are many ways to travel around in Sri Lanka. Transport ranges from train, bus, taxi, car rentals, sea planes and helicopters. The country has about 96,695 km of roads. Total length of roads is 11,285 km from which 10,721 km are paved and 564 km are unpaved. As many roads are narrow, government has […]

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Afghanistan

Posted: July 2, 2008 at 7:34 am   /   Country, Featured

Afghanistan is a culturally mixed nation, a crossroads between the East and the West, and has been an ancient focal point of trade and migration. It has an important geostrategical location, connecting South, Central and Southwest Asia.

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Bangladesh

Posted: July 2, 2008 at 7:33 am   /   Country, Featured

Bangladesh’s economy is ranked 31st largest in the world. The most largest and successful industry is the garment industry and the current GDP of Bangladesh is at 57%. And the agricultural economy is pretty strong as most Bangladeshis earn their living from it This image is a work of a United States Agency for International Development employee, […]

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Bhutan

Posted: July 2, 2008 at 7:31 am   /   Country, Featured

Bhutan’s indigenous population is the Drukpa. The Sharchops, Ngalops and the Lhotsampas are the three main ethnic groups. Bhutan’s earliest residents, the Sharchops reside predominantly in eastern Bhutan. The Ngalops migrated from the Tibetan plains and are the importers of Buddhism to the kingdom.

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India

Posted: July 2, 2008 at 7:28 am   /   Country, Featured

India is the largest democracy in the world. For most of its democratic history, the federal government has been led by the Indian National Congress (INC). State politics have been dominated by several national parties including the INC, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Communist Party of India (CPI), and various regional parties.

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The Maldives

Posted: July 2, 2008 at 7:25 am   /   Country, Featured

The Maldives holds the record for being the flattest country in the world, with a maximum natural ground level of only 2.3 m (7½ ft), though in areas where construction exists this has been increased to several metres. Over the last century, sea levels have risen about twenty centimetres (8 in). The ocean is likely […]

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Nepal

Posted: July 2, 2008 at 7:24 am   /   Country, Featured

Modern Nepal was created in the latter half of the 18th century when Prithvi Narayan Shah, the ruler of the small principality of Gorkha, formed a unified country from a number of independent hill states. The country was frequently called the Gorkha Kingdom, the source of the term “Gurkha” used for Nepali soldiers.   This […]

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Pakistan

Posted: July 2, 2008 at 7:23 am   /   Country, Featured

Pakistan is a rapidly growing population. Pakistan has a mixture of many ethnic groups ranging from Pathans, Baluchis, Punjabis and Sindhis. 97% of the country is and Urdu is the official language, but Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Baluchi, and Brahui are also spoken. English is common among the upper classes and also in the government.

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