List of Outcomes: Official visit of President of Maldives to India


List of Outcomes: Official visit of President of Maldives to India




A. Groundbreaking/Review of Projects



1. Pouring of first concrete of the Greater Male Connectivity Project- an USD 500 Mn India funded project- marking the commencement of permanent works



2. Review of the progress on the construction of 4,000 social housing units in Hulhumale being funded under Exim Bank of India Buyer’s credit finance of USD 227 Mn



3. Overview of India Maldives development cooperation including Addu roads and reclamation, water and sanitation in 34 islands and Friday Mosque restoration projects



B. Agreements/MoUs Exchanged



1. MoU on Capacity Building & Training of Members of Local Councils & Women Development Committee of Maldives between NIRDPR, India and Local Government Authority, Maldives



2. MoU on Collaboration in potential fishing zone forecast capacity building and data sharing and marine scientific research between INCOIS, India and Ministry of Fisheries, Maldives



3. MoU for Cooperation in the area of Cyber Security between CERT-India and NCIT, Maldives



4. MoU for cooperation in the field of disaster management between NDMA, India and NDMA, Maldives



5. Agreement between EXIM Bank, India and Ministry of Finance, Maldives for USD 41 Mn Buyer’s Credit Financing of Police Infrastructure in Maldives



6. Letter of Intent between Exim Bank of India and Ministry of Finance, Maldives on Buyer’s Credit funding approval of USD 119 Mn for additional 2,000 social housing units to be constructed in Hulhumale



C. Announcements



1. Extension of USD 100 Mn new Line of Credit to finance infrastructure projects in Maldives



2. Approval for award of EPC contract for the USD 128 Mn Hanimadhoo Airport Development project under Line of Credit



3. Approval of DPR and commencment of tendering proces of the USD 324 Mn Gulhifahlu Port development project under Line of Credit



4. Approval of Feasibility Report and financial closure for the USD 30 Mn Cancer Hospital project under Line of Credit



5. USD 119 Mn Buyer’s Credit financing by Exim Bank of India for additional 2,000 social housing units in Hulhumale



6. Facilitation of duty free tuna exports to India from Maldives



7. Supply of a replacement ship for the earlier provided ship-CGS Huravee -to Maldives National Defence Force



8. Supply of the second Landing Craft Assault (LCA) to Maldives National Defence Force



9. Gifting of 24 utility vehicles to Maldives National Defence Force

Official 2022 Colorado Bed & Breakfast Print Directory Now Available – Order a Free Copy by Email

 Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado released the association’s updated and complimentary Print Directory of Colorado bed and breakfast inns. Bed and breakfast locations are statewide, providing accommodation recommendations across the state.

The new B&B Directory can be ordered by sending an email to marketing@InnsofColorado.org. In addition to the print directory, the mobile-friendly association website provides additional details and immediate access to information by accessing online at www.InnsofColorado.org.

The mobile-friendly website also includes an activities page with links to arts, culture, music, outdoor markets, and historic sites. Travel planning pages include suggestions on outdoor recreation such as biking, hiking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting and fishing. Colorado’s historic areas offer options to explore ancient cliff dwellings, walk in dinosaur tracks, tour a restored trading fort, view mountains vistas, listen to traditional cowboy music or upbeat mountain jazz, before returning to a bed and breakfast while partaking in a complimentary breakfast each morning.

The new Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado 2022 State Directory contains location, phone numbers, #BookDirect website addresses, and a full-color photo of each property. All member bed and breakfast inns must meet quality standards.

The Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado website includes direct inn website access and reservation availability links with detailed information, a travel and recipe blog, association membership information, and a discounted cookbook order form. Website visitors may instantly receive an electronic listing of inns when subscribing to the association’s Colorado B&B Travel Inn-Sights E-newsletter, distributed regularly with specials, events, recipes and features on member inns.

Copies of the free 2022 updated Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado Official State Directory are available through email orders at marketing@innsofcolorado.org, and will be available at member bed and breakfast inns and at the 10 Colorado State Welcome Centers located throughout the state after July 15.

Booking direct with individual inns and from official bed and breakfast websites can save time and receive the best rates. To order your free 2022 printed State Directory of B&Bs, send an email to marketing@InnsofColorado.org with a name and mailing address and a free Official CO Association B&B Guide will be mailed.

About Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado association:

Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado is a statewide nonprofit association with members that include a variety of B&Bs located in historic homes, mountain lodges, country and urban inns, and more. Visit the association’s website at www.InnsofColorado.org for the online order form and additional information including a map of the state with inn locations. InnsofColorado can also be found on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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It’s Official, We Are Military Spouse Owned

GREENVILLE, S.C.Jan. 13, 2022PRLog — Paper Chaser Biz LLC is proudly celebrating an achievement in becoming an officially recognized Military Spouse Owned Enterprise. The U.S. Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce created the first and only of its kind certification, in an unprecedented commitment to land military spouses a seat at the B2B table for the first time in history.

The United States has long been defended by members of the armed forces and in a silent role, military spouses support those service members. Cost of living in the U.S. often warrants dual household incomes to cope with high living expenses. Military families give up a lot in the name of freedom, from constant relocations, and time away from family to the difficult reality that finding a career that fits this lifestyle continues to be a challenge. Secure employment for spouses continues to be an enduring sacrifice with military spouse unemployment being four times the national average, pre-pandemic.

Military spouse employment is a hot topic within the military space with hundreds of organizations working to provide solutions, improve policy, and increase opportunities for traditional employment. Traditional employment is only half of the picture. As the challenge to obtain traditional employment lingers more military spouse are turning to entrepreneurship with 48% of spouses having been self-employed or operating their own business.

“Traditional employment initiatives only account for half of military spouses. To move the needle on military spouse unemployment, we must focus energy on the other half of the equation, self-employment.” Jaime Chapman, COO and Co-Founder, U.S. Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce.

The U.S. Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce is on a mission to garner national recognition of military spouse business owners through its certification process. Supporting military spouse owned business is a win-win move for both the spouses and the corporations who hire them for B2B enterprise. By supporting the military spouse, you directly impact the quality of life for the service member, influencing higher military retention and national security.

“The Military Spouse Owned Enterprise certification gives military spouse business owners a seat at the table.” Beth Conlin, Amazon.

Since 2012 military spouse unemployment remains statistically unchanged. It’s time to look at the entire picture, including the 48% of military spouse entrepreneurs. The best way to find and support a military spouse owned business is to start locally. This local military spouse owned business was an early adopter in the Virtual Assistant (VA) industry.

When military spouse Melissa St. Clair knew her life as a military spouse would involve multiple moves, she saw becoming a Virtual Assistant (VA) as an ideal way to combine her executive management skills and available technology to create a portable career for her to thrive professionally alongside her servicemember. Over the past decade and a half, she has supported numerous clients in growing their business and has hired other Virtual Assistants (VAs) to support her and her clients along the way.

“The U.S. Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce proudly welcomes Paper Chaser Biz LLC as an officially certified Military Spouse Owned Enterprise. We know that Paper Chaser Biz LLC will continue to make a positive impact in the local community and lend credibility to their fellow military spouse peers.” Jaime Chapman.

The Military Spouse Chamber is forging the path to national opportunities in public and private sectors for military spouse owned business. The Military Spouse Owned Enterprise Certification (MSEC) is the first and only certification of its kind allowing corporations to formally recognize and track supplier diversity spend with military spouse businesses and opens a new door for economic empowerment. To learn more about the certification, please visit www.milspousechamber.org/certification.

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About the U.S. Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce:

The Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce (MSCC) is the one stop shop for anything and everything a military spouse business owner could ever need. MSCC is on a mission to ensure that all active duty and veteran military spouse business owners have the tools and resources they need to strengthen their families, communities, and our economy. For more information please visit www.milspousechamber.org.

About the Military Spouse Owned Enterprise Certification:

The Military Spouse Chamber is forging the path to B2B opportunity for military spouse owned business. The Military Spouse Owned Enterprise Certification (MSEC) is the first and only “military spouse owned” certification of its kind. The MSEC certification allows corporations to formally recognize, and track supplier diversity spend with military spouse businesses and opens a new door for military spouse economic empowerment. To learn more about the certification, please visit www.milspousechamber.org/certification.

About Paper Chaser Biz LLC:

Paper Chaser Biz LLC is a virtual-based company established in 2006 providing a wide array of online office support services assisting busy solopreneurs, business coaches, and entrepreneurs with day-to-day executive-level administrative office tasks with a focus on communications and operations. For more information about this military spouse owned small business visit Paper Chaser Biz LLC (https://paperchaserbiz.com/).

Japan – Technica Zen Now Official Training Partner of The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Technica Zen today announced it is now an Official Training Partner (OTP) of The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource. With this new partnership, Technica Zen will offer key privacy training courses to professionals in their surrounding community.

“There is an increasing demand for trained privacy professionals across the globe, and with our OTP program, we’re able to offer gold-standard training and certification around the world to meet those demands,” said J. Trevor Hughes, IAPP President and CEO. “With Technica Zen now offering CIPM and CIPP TRAINING in Japan, we’re expanding the reach of our programs to deliver top-tier trainings and credentials across legal, tech, policy sectors and more”.

The IAPP developed and launched the only globally recognized credentialing programs in information privacy, including the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), the Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and the Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT). The CIPP, CIPM and CIPT are the leading privacy certifications for thousands of professionals around the world who serve the data protection, information auditing, information security, legal compliance and/or risk management needs of their organizations. CIPM, CIPP/E, CIPP/US and CIPT credentials are accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 17024: 2012.

“With acceleration of the digital economy, Japanese companies have started caring about information privacy more than ever,” said Takaya Terakawa, Technica Zen CEO. “IAPP’s CIPM and CIPP trainings provide a clear and well-designed guidance, that Japanese companies can understand how to implement an effective privacy program and what are the key concepts of privacy legislations around the world.”

The cost of each training includes an IAPP membership offering access to an expansive professional community, plus a wealth of privacy information and resources, including exclusive content and tools, expert analysis, legislative alerts and original reporting.

To learn more about the IAPP’s certifications, please visit https://iapp.org/certify.

About the IAPP

The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit organization that helps define, support and improve the privacy profession globally. More information about the IAPP is available at iapp.org.

About Technica Zen

Technica Zen is the one and the only independent privacy-focused consulting firm in Japan. Founded in 2015, Technica Zen has supported Japanese major companies and others to become privacy compliant. Technica Zen has a strong global presence and does business in partnership with major privacy industry players. https://technica-zen.com/

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Hong Kong – Official Launch of Southbound Trading under Bond Connect

Official Launch of Southbound Trading under Bond Connect

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The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority:   
 
     Southbound Trading under Bond Connect is officially launched today (September 24).
      
     The scheme aims to provide a convenient, efficient and secure channel for Mainland institutional investors to invest in offshore bonds through the Hong Kong bond market.
      
     The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), Mr Eddie Yue, said, “Today, we welcome the launch of Southbound Trading under Bond Connect, which provides another diversified and convenient channel for Mainland financial institutions to allocate to offshore bond assets through Hong Kong. While meeting the demand of the Mainland market, it will also give new momentum to the development of Hong Kong’s bond market. Southbound Trading under Bond Connect further deepens mutual access between the Mainland and Hong Kong bond markets and enhances the linkage between financial infrastructure of the two places. Once again, it signifies that Hong Kong’s financial markets serve as a secure and reliable channel and gateway for the Mainland’s opening up.”
      
     The scheme has been well received by the market. The operation was smooth on the first trading day, with more than 150 transactions amounting to a total of around RMB4 billion. 
      
     The HKMA will continue working with the People’s Bank of China and other relevant institutions to promote Southbound Trading under Bond Connect and ensure the smooth and orderly operation of the scheme. The HKMA will also maintain close liaison with the industry, and review and enhance the operational arrangement of Southbound Trading under Bond Connect from time to time, according to actual operation and market development needs.