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|DAR ES SALAAM Nick Jensen Red Wings Jersey , May 8 (Xinhua) -- A senior Tanzanian government official said Monday the number of foreign tourists visiting the east African nation increased by 12.9 percent in 2016.
Ramo Makani, deputy minister for natural resources and tourism, told lawmakers the surge came amid efforts to improve the country's infrastructure, air transport and diversification of tourism products.
The number of tourists who visited Tanzania in 2016 was 1,284,279 Dylan Larkin Red Wings Jersey , compared to 1,137,182 of the previous year, Makani said.
"We have been taking key interventions to improve our tourism sector. We have also identified some new attractions that are included in the country's five-year development plan 201617-202021," he said.
Makani was responding to a question posed by a member of parliament, Yussuf Salim Hussein Frans Nielsen Red Wings Jersey , on how the government prepares to deal with the surging number of tourists visiting the country.
Makani said his ministry is now prioritizing improvement and supervision of tourist services.
"We are also widening tourist packages countrywide by identifying new tourism products, especially in the southern circuit and western corridor of the Serengeti National Park," said Makani.
He said the government's decision to purchase two aircraft and the ordering of four other planes, which are expected in the country in the near future, will help boost the tourism sector.
Makani said investments have been done in the construction of roads, international-standard hotels and transport services to and from national parks.
He said the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism has already evaluated about 1 Mike Green Red Wings Jersey ,000 km of coast along the Indian Ocean coast, from Tanga to Mtwara regions, with the aim of making it a special area for diving, snorkeling and fishing tourism.
There are also plans to improve tourism activities around Lake Victoria, Makani said.
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Huang Kunming (C), member of the Political Bureau of Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, presides over a workshop on Xi Jinping Thought in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 15, 2018. Huang stressed that studying and implementing "Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era" is a high priority for the theoretical work of the CPC. (XinhuaZhang Duo)
BEIJING Jonathan Ericsson Youth Jersey , Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- A senior official Monday stressed that studying and implementing "Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era" was high priority for the theoretical work of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Huang Kunming, head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks at a workshop on Xi thought in Beijing.
Huang asked officials to grasp the political, historical, theoretical and practical significance of Xi thought and strengthen the consciousness of studying, publicizing and implementing Xi thought.
We should continue to deepen the studying and illustrating of Xi thought and turn the result into abilities to understand Darren Helm Youth Jersey , study and resolve problems, Huang said.
He said that Xi thought reflected the "political will, stance and doctrine of the CPC in a centralized manner and made China's original contributions to the development of Marxism."
"It is also a powerful weapon to guide the CPC to advance social revolutions and self-renewal," he said.
BEIJING, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- China's tourism authority said Sunday it has initiated an emergency plan to help Chinese nationals injured in a speedboat explosion in Thailand.
The China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) has urged local hospitals to spare no efforts to treat the injured and Thai police to find out the cause of the accident as soon as possible, according to CNTA head Li Jinzao.
A speedboat carrying 27 Chinese tourists and several Thai crews exploded on southern Thailand's Andaman Sea near Phi-Phi Islands Sunday.
Local media reported that a Thai was killed and 16 others have been found injured. Five Chinese were in serious condition Martin Frk Youth Jersey , according to the Consulate-General of China in Songkhla.
Li said the CNTA will continue to follow the development of the accident.
LISBON, June 12 (Xinhua) -- For the 83rd year in a row, 20 parade groups in colorful, creative costumes from different neighborhoods marched down Lisbon's central avenue Friday night to celebrate the Feast of Saint Anthony.
The "popular parades" or "marchas populares," organized by the Lisbon town council in partnership with cultural entertainment company EGEAC, began at 9 pm local time Luke Glendening Youth Jersey , with people of all ages dancing and singing to the rhythm of popular songs.
The celebrations date back to the 17th century and commemorate the Feast of St. Anthony, luring thousands of people to the streets. Saint Anthony, also known as Anthony of Lisbon, was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar.
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They carried fishing boats with basil plants and were led by a young boy waving a giant red flag.
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