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UAE announces May 24 as first day of Eid Al Fitr

(WAM) -- Sunday, the 24th of May, will be the first day of Shawwal 1441 H, marking the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, announced the Moon-sighting Committee in a statement issued after its meeting tonight at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al...

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Saudi Arabia astronomers have confirmed that the Shawwal crescent moon will not show on May 22 (Ramadan 29), Saudi Gazette reported. Experts at the observatory of Majmaah University in Saudi said that the moon will set before the sun today and will not be...

Japan to lend Philippines P620B for railways

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Jun. 21, 19 | 11:23 am

Japan will lend the Philippines P620 billion (1.3 trillion yen) to help build and rehabilitate railways to help ease traffic in the country.

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has committed 400-billion yen in official development assistance (ODA) loans for Philippine railway projects, reported Inquirer.

The Japanese government’s aid arm will lend the Philippines additional 900 billion yen to complete the projects, according to JICA Philippines senior representative Kiyo Kawabuchi.

JICA said the projects using ODA funds are the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1 Cavite Extension, LRT Line 2 East Extension, Metro Manila Subway, Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3 Rehabilitation, and North-South Commuter Railway.

“Once completed, these transport infrastructure projects will help realize the shared vision of JICA and the Philippines towards reduced traffic congestion, seamless mobility, and better quality of life of many Filipinos,” Kawabuchi said.

 

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UAE announces May 24 as first day of Eid Al Fitr

UAE announces May 24 as first day of Eid Al Fitr

(WAM) -- Sunday, the 24th of May, will be the first day of Shawwal 1441 H, marking the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, announced the Moon-sighting Committee in a statement issued after its meeting tonight at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al...

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Saudi Arabia astronomers have confirmed that the Shawwal crescent moon will not show on May 22 (Ramadan 29), Saudi Gazette reported. Experts at the observatory of Majmaah University in Saudi said that the moon will set before the sun today and will not be...

Pakistan plane crashes with 107 on board

Pakistan plane crashes with 107 on board

An aircraft from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying 99 passengers and eight crew members crashed at a residential area in Karachi on Friday, May 22. Pakistan immediately mobilized paramilitary troops and civil administration authorities to aid and rescue...

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