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Chabahar

that will achieve a better position compared to its competitor (Pakistani port of Gwadar) Transportation Chabahar is connected to multimodal transportation through air, sea and roads. Its Konarak Airport has twice daily flights to the capital Tehran, thrice weekly flights to Zahedan and twice weekly flights to Mashhad, Shiraz and Bandar Abbas. It has also a weekly international flight to Doha and Dubai and a biweekly flight to Mascat. Chabahar has two jetties that connect it to international waterways. Iranian contractors are developing both jetties to provide port facilities for handling of 6 million tons of goods a year; this is expected to be completed by 2011. Chabahar is connected to national road networks. Chabahar-Bandar Abbas, Chabahar-Iranshahr (Iranshahr (city))-Kerman, Chabahar-Iranshahr-Zahedan-Mashahd and Chabahar-Iranshahr-Zahedan-Milak (Milak, Sistan and Baluchestan) (on the Afghanistan border) are four main routes connecting Chabahar to national and international roads. The government is pursuing a multi-billion dollar railway project which was named "Iran's eastern corridor" by President Mahmud Ahmadinejad. It will connect Chabahar port to Central Asia, Afghanistan and Central Iran. This project would have three branches including Chabahar-Iranshahr Fahraj County, Chabahar-Iranshahre-Zahedan-Mashhad and Chabahar-Iranshahr-Zahedan-Milak. Construction began in December 2010. The railway network converges on Tehran and connects all major parts of the country. The Iranian cities of Isfahan and Shiraz were linked to Tehran in 2009. Further extension of this line to Bushehr and Bandar Abbas is planned. Furthermore the construction of Chabahar-Zahedan-Mashhad railway, extending from southeast to northeast of the country to the length of 1,350 kilometers, started in 2010 with 3 billion euro credit. http: www.payvand.com news 10 may 1080.html


Metro Cebu

in Lapu-Lapu City, it is the second busiest airport in the Philippines, after Metro Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport. It also doubles as the Mactan-Benito Ebuen Air Base. Its current terminal complex is capable of handling and serving 3.5 - 4.0 million air passengers annually. The number of weekly international flights to and from MCIA has constantly increased over the years. Currently, there are direct regular and or charter flights to the following international destinations: Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo-Narita (Tokyo), Seoul-Incheon (Seoul), Busan, Taipei-Taoyuan (Taipei), Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi (Bangkok), Kuala Lumpur-Sepang (Kuala Lumpur) and Port Moresby. Metro Cebu's MCIA is the international gateway to the economic hub of the Central and Southern Philippines. There are numerous daily flights between Cebu and most Philippine cities. Air freight to and from Cebu is reliable and efficient with major international couriers like FedEx, Fastpak Global Express, and 2GO operating here. A new terminal has been proposed. This planned terminal will only be used by airlines flying international routes to from MCIA. Seaport Metro Cebu's Port of Cebu is the busiest domestic seaport in the Philippines. Along with the ports areas of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu, Cebu's "seaport complex" is considered as the busiest port in the Philippines in terms of number of annual passengers. It is also the main port of entry in the province of Cebu and Central Visayas Region. It plays a vital role in the Philippine's shipping industry with about 80 percent of the country's shipping companies that are based here. The port is located at the center of the province's east coast. It is nestled in a natural harbor in the narrow strait between Cebu City and Mactan Island, the latter providing a natural cover and breakwater, making the port one of the safest and operational the whole year round. Cebu International Port and Cebu Domestic Port serves container vessels and passenger ships with destinations around the country and the world. Cebu International Port is a multipurpose terminal covering an area of 10 hectares with 690 meters of berthing space and a controlling draught of minus 8.5 meters at MLLW. The Cebu Baseport — Domestic Zone is the area for the domestic transactions of different business coming from and going to the different island of the archipelago. It is dedicated to coastwise shipping with 3.5 kilometers of berthing space, 3 finger piers and 3 passenger terminals. Metropolitan Cebu Development Council thumb A view of Cebu City at night. (File:Cebunighttime2.jpg) The Metropolitan Cebu Development Council was created by the RDC through Resolution No.117 (1997) and was patterned after the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority. It is mandated to formulate development plans, prepare programs and projects, and coordinate monitor the implementation of programs and projects that address problems and concerns affecting Metro Cebu. The MCDC is composed of the Provincial Governor of Cebu; the Mayors of the Cities of Cebu, Mandaue, Lapulapu and Talisay; and the Mayors of the Municipalities of Compostela, Liloan, Consolacion, Cordova, Minglanilla and Naga. The Governor of Cebu acts as Interim Chairman of the Council. In August 2005, the Regional Development Council (RDC 7) of Central Visayas, composed of all the governors of Region VII, the Metropolitan Cebu Development Council headed by the Cebu Provincial Governor and Local Government Units of Metro Cebu expanded the definition of Metro Cebu to include the towns of San Fernando (San Fernando, Cebu) and Carcar City in the south and Danao City in the north of the MCDC believe the commercial and industrial area of Cebu has already expanded to the towns of San Fernando and Carcar City and to Danao City. MCDC does not have legal and institutional powers and resources like the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). The MCDC defines the coverage of Metro Cebu for planning purposes only. The Province of Cebu has proposed a bill to create a permanent Metropolitan Cebu Development Authority (MCDA). This bill is still pending in both the House of Representatives and Senate in he Congress of the Philippines. NEDA RDC7 Accomplishment Report(7 2001 - 12 2002) References , and tags ----------------------------------------------------------- -- '''Marcelo Fernan Bridge''' is an extradosed cable-stayed bridge located in Metro Cebu, Cebu (Cebu Province) in the Philippines. It spans across Mactan Channel connecting Cebu Island to Mactan Island. The 12th ASEAN Summit was originally set to be hosted on Cebu island in the Philippines from December 10 to 14. However on December 8, organizers decided to move the summit schedule to January 12–15, 2007 due to Typhoon Seniang (2006 Pacific typhoon season#Typhoon Utor (Seniang)). Cebu Metropolitan Area (Metro Cebu) (composed of Cebu City, Mandaue City, Talisay City, and Lapu-Lapu City) jointly hosted varied events of the summit. The actual conference was held at the Cebu International Convention Center in Mandaue City while the Shangri-La Mactan Island Resort & Spa in Lapu-Lapu City provided accommodations for delegates and venues for smaller meetings. The next EAS was to be held on December 13, 2006 in Metro Cebu, Philippines. After the confidence building of the inaugural EAS the 2006 EAS will help to define the future role of the EAS, its relationship with ASEAN Plus Three and the involvement of Russia in EAS. However in the face of Tropical Typhoon Utor (2006 Pacific typhoon season#Typhoon Utor (Seniang)) the summit was postponed until January 2007. Bangkok Post - Asean summit may be reset for Jan 8-13 Sun Star - Asean summit shelved ‘effectively’? It was re-scheduled for January 15, 2007, approximately a month after the original scheduled date. population 115,400 (2009) regions '''Luzon''': Metro Manila, Baguio City '''Visayas''': Metro Cebu, Iloilo City, Bacolod City '''Mindanao''': Davao City, Cagayan de Oro City languages Korean (Korean language), English (English language), Tagalog (Tagalog language), various Philippine languages (Languages of the Philippines#Indigenous languages)


Zahedan

Railway Gazette International first John last Stubbs date 1 January 2007 accessdate 26 May 2011 Transportation Chabahar is connected to multimodal transportation through air, sea and roads. Its Konarak Airport has twice daily flights to the capital Tehran, thrice weekly flights to Zahedan and twice weekly flights to Mashhad, Shiraz and Bandar Abbas. It has also a weekly international flight to Doha and Dubai and a biweekly flight to Mascat. Chabahar has two jetties that connect it to international waterways. Iranian contractors are developing both jetties to provide port facilities for handling of 6 million tons of goods a year; this is expected to be completed by 2011. Chabahar is connected to national road networks. Chabahar-Bandar Abbas, Chabahar-Iranshahr-Kerman, Chabahar-Iranshahr-Zahedan-Mashahd and Chabahar-Iranshahr-Zahedan-Milak (Milak, Iran) (on the Afghanistan border) are four main routes connecting Chabahar to national and international roads. - Zahedan Zahedan Airport - WikiPedia:Zahedan


Jinghong

Gasa Airport is the second largest airport in Yunnan, located just five kilometers from the downtown. Flights to Kunming, Shanghai, Chengdu and other major cities in China run regularly. There is one weekly international flight to Luang Prabang (resumes 1 November). *The city has the largest public transportation center in Xishuangbanna and connects travelers to nearby cities, towns and villages. *China National Highway 214 *China National Highway 213 *Asian Highway Network AH3 *Kunming-Bangkok Expressway Places of interest The Dai (Dai people) Water Splashing Festival (Water festival) and nearby villages of that and other ethnic groups are the main attractions. Additionally, at least three botanical parks and gardens and are located in or near the city. Notes Wikipedia:Jinghong


Bandar Abbas

. It has also a weekly international flight to Doha and Dubai and a biweekly flight to Mascat. Chabahar has two jetties that connect it to international waterways. Iranian contractors are developing both jetties to provide port facilities for handling of 6 million tons of goods a year; this is expected to be completed by 2011. Chabahar is connected to national road networks. Chabahar-Bandar Abbas, Chabahar-Iranshahr-Kerman, Chabahar-Iranshahr-Zahedan-Mashahd and Chabahar-Iranshahr


Kerman

, a Zoroastrian Yazdi immigrant to Tehran, who served as one of the farm-managers of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar. Farhang was raised as a devout Zororastrian and a patriotic Iranian. Transportation Chabahar is connected to multimodal transportation through air, sea and roads. Its Konarak Airport has twice daily flights to the capital Tehran, thrice weekly flights to Zahedan and twice weekly flights to Mashhad, Shiraz and Bandar Abbas. It has also a weekly

international flight to Doha and Dubai and a biweekly flight to Mascat. Chabahar has two jetties that connect it to international waterways. Iranian contractors are developing both jetties to provide port facilities for handling of 6 million tons of goods a year; this is expected to be completed by 2011. Chabahar is connected to national road networks. Chabahar-Bandar Abbas, Chabahar-Iranshahr-Kerman, Chabahar-Iranshahr-Zahedan-Mashahd and Chabahar-Iranshahr-Zahedan-Milak (Milak, Iran) (on the Afghanistan border) are four main routes connecting Chabahar to national and international roads. transmission 5-speed manual (Manual transmission) 4-speed automatic (Automatic transmission) 3-speed automatic (Automatic transmission) assembly Bupyeong (Bupyeong-gu), South Korea Cairo, Egypt (Daewoo Motors Egypt (Speranza Motors)) Asaka (Asaka, Uzbekistan), Uzbekistan (UzDaewoo (UzDaewooAuto)) WikiPedia:kerman fa:کرمان


Montego Bay

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Shiraz

of the lion in North Africa and Southwest Asia. Downloaded on 1 June 2006 from is connected to multimodal transport ation through air, sea and roads. Its Konarak Airport has twice daily flights to the capital Tehran, thrice weekly flights to Zahedan and twice weekly flights to Mashhad, Shiraz and Bandar Abbas. It has also a weekly international flight to Doha and Dubai and a biweekly flight to Mascat. Chabahar has two jetties that connect it to international waterways. Iranian contractors are developing both jetties to provide port facilities for handling of 6 million tons of goods a year; this is expected to be completed by 2011. Chabahar is connected to national road networks. Chabahar-Bandar Abbas, Chabahar-Iranshahr-Kerman, Chabahar-Iranshahr-Zahedan-Mashahd and Chabahar-Iranshahr-Zahedan-Milak (Milak, Iran) (on the Afghanistan border) are four main routes connecting Chabahar to national and international roads. Iran Iran's Jewish population was reduced from 100,000–150,000 in 1948 to about 80,000 immediately before the Iranian Revolution, due mostly to immigration to Israel. While immigration to Israel had slowed in the 1970s and the Jewish population of Iran had stabilized, the majority of Iran's remaining Jews left the country in the aftermath of the overthrow of the Shah. The current Jewish population of Iran is estimated by most sources to be 75,000, WikiPedia:Shiraz, Iran Commons:Category:Shiraz Dmoz:Regional Middle East Iran Localities Shiraz fa:شیراز


Doha

- Transportation Chabahar is connected to multimodal transportation through air, sea and roads. Its Konarak Airport has twice daily flights to the capital Tehran, thrice weekly flights to Zahedan and twice weekly flights to Mashhad, Shiraz and Bandar Abbas. It has also a weekly international flight to Doha and Dubai and a biweekly flight to Mascat. Chabahar has two jetties that connect it to international waterways. Iranian contractors are developing both jetties to provide port facilities for handling of 6 million tons of goods a year; this is expected to be completed by 2011. Chabahar is connected to national road networks. Chabahar-Bandar Abbas, Chabahar-Iranshahr-Kerman, Chabahar-Iranshahr-Zahedan-Mashahd and Chabahar-Iranshahr-Zahedan-Milak (Milak, Iran) (on the Afghanistan border) are four main routes connecting Chabahar to national and international roads. *4th ACD Ministerial Meeting: April 4–6, 2005 in Islamabad, Pakistan *5th ACD Ministerial Meeting: May 23–24, 2006 in Doha, Qatar *6th ACD Ministerial Meeting: June 5–6, 2007 in Seoul, South Korea January 10, 2005 Doha, Qatar Hard Domestic carrier Jet Airways has being granted permission to operate some international routes, Doha and Muscat (Muscat, Oman). The airline has started its operation from Calicut International Airport from 23 January 2008. It is expected that Deccan (Deccan (airline)) will soon follow the path of Jet Airways in August 2008 when it will have completed five years of flying experience to be eligible for international routes. 2010 Srebotnik teamed up with Květa Peschke in 2010 and won the WTA tournaments of Indian Wells (2010 BNP Paribas Open) (defeating Nadia Petrova and Samantha Stosur in the finals) and New Haven (defeating Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Meghann Shaughnessy), and reached the final of the WTA Championships in Doha, where they lost to Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta 7–5, 6–4. thumb right Grand Mosque (Kuwait) Grand Mosque (File:Iphone 3250.jpg) in Kuwait City is one of the biggest mosques in the region West Asia largely corresponds with the term the Middle East. However, the usage of the term Middle East is slowly fading out due to its obvious Eurocentrism as the region is east of Europe ''but'' it is south of Russia and west of India. West Asia consists of Turkey, Syria, Armenia, Georgia (Georgia (country)), Azerbaijan, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Palestinian territories, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Yemen. The region is the historical birthplace of Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Today, the region is almost 93% Muslim and is dominated by Islamic politics. Culturally, the region is Turkish (Turkish people), Arab and Persian (Persian people). Iraq is a unique example of Persian (Persian people), Turkish (Turkish people) and Arab culture. Many of the Arab countries are desert and thus many nomadic groups exist today. On the other hand, modern metropolises also exist on the shifting sands: Abu Dhabi, Amman, Riyadh, Doha and Muscat (Muscat, Oman). The climate is mostly of a desert climate however some of the coastal regions have a more temperate climate. On the other hand, the Anatolian plateau (Anatolia) (Turkey, Georgia (Georgia (country)), Armenia) is very mountainous and thus has a more temperate climate while the coasts have a distinct mediterranean climate. The Persian Plateau (Iran, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Iraq and Turkmenistan) has a diverse terrain, it is mainly mountainous with portions of desert, steppe and tropical forest on the coast of the Caspian Sea. West Asian cuisine (Middle Eastern cuisine) is a fusion of Turkish (Turkish cuisine), Arabian (Arabian cuisine), North African (North African cuisine) and Persian cuisine. It is immensely rich and diverse. The literature is also immensely rich with Arabic (Arabic literature), Turkish (Turkish literature) and Persian literature dominating. One of the most famous literary works of West Asia is 1001 Arabian Nights. - Doha WikiPedia:Doha Commons:Doha


Chengdu

, Sichuan Province in China. It has an area of 1208 square kilometers and a population of 600,000 in 2003. Commons:Category:Chengdu Wikipedia:Chengdu Dmoz:Regional Asia China Sichuan Chengdu


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