Editor’s note: Because of a technical problem, this story was not published until Mar 27.Mar 26, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – A diagnosis of H5N1 avian influenza in a 3-year-old Egyptian girl yesterday marked Egypt’s 27th case overall and the ninth this year, according to news services.The girl, who tested positive yesterday, is from the southern city of Aswan, according to an Associated Press (AP) report. Egypt’s two previous case-patients, a 2-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl, were also from Aswan.Health ministry spokesman Abdel Rahman Shahine said the 3-year-old girl was admitted to an Aswan hospital with a fever and cold symptoms, the AP reported. She was in stable condition and being treated with oseltamivir (Tamiflu). A report by Xinhua, the Chinese news service, said the girl was hospitalized Mar 22.Shahine said the girl caught the virus from birds her family raises, according to the AP.The World Health Organization has not yet recognized the girl’s case on its Web site. Of 26 confirmed cases in Egypt, 13 have been fatal. By the WHO’s count, Egypt has the third most cases, after Vietnam, with 93 (42 fatal), and Indonesia with 81 (63 fatal). Several recent cases reported in Indonesia have not yet been recognized by the WHO.In other developments, officials in Bangladesh reported H5N1 had spread to three poultry farms widely separated from those near the capital, Dhaka, where outbreaks were reported last week, according to an Agence France-Press (AFP) report published yesterday.A government spokesman named Abdul Motalib said outbreaks were found on three farms in the northern district of Jamalpur, prompting the destruction of 9,000 birds, AFP reported. He also said there were reports of chicken deaths in two other districts.A Reuters report today said outbreaks have struck a total of nine farms in the Dhaka area and Jamalpur district, leading to the culling of 50,000 birds.A number of workers at the farms have been tested and found free of the virus, Health Secretary Ehsan Ul Fattah told Reuters.
For the next tourist season, Croatian tourism will lack at least about 15 thousand skilled workers, and some projections indicate the number of 20.000 workers. In the Tourism and Hospitality sector, with 4.660 permits, it is replaced by 7.660 permits for employment of foreigners, and with the increase of the annual quota of permits for seasonal work, which currently amounts to 2.040 permits, of which 1.000 permits for seasonal work in tourism and catering, we reach a total of 8660 permits. for the tourism sector. INVESTMENTS IN THE TOURISM SECTOR IN 2019 IN THE VALUE OF BILLION EUROS AND 50 MILLION EUROS On the one hand, we should certainly look positively at investments, but on the other hand, the question arises whether we need new investments when there are not enough workers for the existing need in the labor market. Increasing work permits is certainly not a long-term solution, because tourism without domestic labor is not tourism and that encourages imports is certainly not a quality solution. According to the submitted data, in 2019, around one billion and 50 million euros will be invested in Croatian tourism, while investments according to the same survey in 2018 amounted to 940 million euros. The companies will invest around 626 million euros in their tourism projects, while the public sector, ie counties and cities and municipalities from their area will invest 425 million euros. The announced investments in the private sector include investments in hotels, camps, nautical and other types of accommodation facilities, facilities and attractions. Thus, the Ministry of Tourism has prepared a survey of investments in the tourism sector for next year. The survey covered all counties and tourism companies that submitted data on announced investments for next year. On the other hand, new investments are announced in 2019, primarily in the hotel sector. Cappelli announced an increase in the quota for hiring foreign workers in tourism NUMBER OF LICENSES IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY INCREASED FROM 4660 LICENSES TO 8660 LICENSES. The largest hotel companies have also announced large investments in expanding their capacities. Thus, Plava Laguna is investing HRK 2019 million in 300, Valamar Riviera is investing in projects worth a total of HRK 616,5 million in 2019. The Supervisory Board of Imperial dd from the island of Rab approved total investments in the amount of HRK 139,99 million for 2019, while in the Split-Dalmatia County next year as much as EUR 197 million will be invested in tourism, and as many as eight new ones will be opened in Split. hotels with 1,5 thousand new top beds in hotels. The question is who will work? The situation with the lack of workers in the strongest Croatian industry is all the more absurd since this year the students chose mostly vocational occupations when enrolling in the first grade, but the available number of places was not in line with the interest of students. So this year more than 3.800 students wanted to study to be a chef, and only 1.200 were enrolled. 705 students will be educated for the profession of waiter, but the interest was much higher compared to the available quotas, a total of 2160 students. According to the Ministry of Tourism, Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli announced that due to the increase in the need for tourism workers, the quota of foreign workers in tourism will increase to 15 thousand. “It will certainly increase by a few thousand. According to the needs we have, I think it should come somewhere at 15.000, of which some 30 to 40 percent are seasonal workers, the rest will probably be permanentSaid Cappelli. In August, at its 110th session, the Government of the Republic of Croatia adopted the Proposal of Decision on Amendments to the Decision on Determining the Annual Quota of Permits for Employment of Websites for the Calendar Year 2018. 35.500 permits. The situation is becoming more and more absurd, and there are no real changes and some long-term vision of development and quality solutions yet. It’s as if tourism happened to us yesterday, so now we don’t know what and how.