Namely, this is a long-announced Microcredit Program for private renters with favorable credit funds and interest subsidies in order to increase the quality and additional supply of household facilities. Tomorrow (March 27.03), the Ministry of Tourism will present a unique credit line intended for private renters in tourism. The lowest loan amount will be HRK 20.000, and the highest HRK 375.000 with an interest rate of 2,70% for loans in HRK and 2,00% interest for loans in euros, all with a repayment period of 10 years with a grace period of one year. Currently, more than 103 thousand private and family accommodation facilities are registered in Croatia, which puts the category of family accommodation and private renters in the largest share in Croatian tourism and concludes that renters have a significant role in further profiling Croatia as a destination of quality and authentic experience. Along with the Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia Gari Cappelli, the signing of the agreement will be attended by the President of the Management Board of the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development Tamara Perko and representatives of the first commercial banks involved in the project. We will find out more details and exact conditions of the microcredit program for private renters tomorrow. Therefore, the Ministry of Tourism points out that they pay great attention to this category of accommodation and the desire for family accommodation to be even better, internationally recognizable and desirable tourist product intended for targeted market niches throughout the year. As previously announced from the Ministry of Tourism, one credit line will be available to individuals – renters who have a decision on approval for the provision of catering services in the household relating to accommodation in a room, apartment, holiday home, campsite or campsite.
John Burrow Jr. has the IMCA Modified point lead heading into championship weekend for the BST CAT Tour. (Photo by Terry Gardner)By Suzan McCoyCALHAN, Colo. – While rain has been a challenge throughout the season, IMCA race teams in five divisions will challenge for BST CAT championships this Saturday, Aug. 12 at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan.The BST CAT Tour features IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. This tour has traveled to four different dirt tracks located in Colorado, Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, and Lamar Speedway in Lamar in addition to El Paso County.The leader in the Modified standings is John Burrow Jr. with 247 points, but Greg Sharpe is right behind with 243. A.J. Valim was 10 points ahead of Burrow and Sharpe before the July 3 race at I-76 Speedway; unfortunately he wrecked in his heat race and went to the “B” main.Joe Bellm, BST promoter, got behind the wheel this year to become the Stock Car point leader. John Luck, with only a one point difference, is ready to battle it out with Bellm for first place.Northern SportMod CAT Tour Ryan Moser has a 29-point lead over Danny Concelman. Shad Cooper leads in the Hobby Stock division but blew his engine at Phillips County on Aug. 4 which could open the door for Max Quint. Leading in the Sport Compact is Chad Mann with 209 points, but girlfriend Shalanda Smith is only two points behind. You would not know the two are dating while watching them race.With all the divisions being too close to call, we are excited to get to the track and watch these racers compete for the CAT Tour championship.
Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman says 80 patients were discharged after recovering fully, 30 from the home care programme while 50 were discharged from the various hospitals in the Country bringing the total number of recoveries to 21,310.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 102 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours from a sample of 2668, bringing the total to 35,205.Of the 102, 93 are Kenyans, 9 are foreigners, while distribution in terms of gender is equitably shared at 51.Nairobi has 41 cases, Kitui has 11, Kiambu has 7, Mombasa has 6, Busia has 5, Turkana 4, Nyeri 4, Taita Taveta 4, Meru, Murang’a, Machakos, Makueni Bungoma and Kilifi have 2 cases while Embu, Laikipia, Garissa, and Kisumu have1case each. Unfortunately the total number of those who have succumbed to the virus rose to 599 after 2 dies in the last 24 hours.Also Read 152 more test positive as Kenya’s COVID-19 cases hit 36,981According to Dr Aman, the numbers indicate that we are in the right direction though we haven’t flattened the curve.He said there is need to extra caution in terms of re-opening to prevent another wave as has been witnessed in other countriesAlso Read Govt moves to resolve land allocation dispute in East MauDr Aman further said that social gathering are still prohibited add those flouting the rules will be dealt with in accordance with the law.He said the Ministry has received 7 applications related to covid-19 clinical trials but pointed out that approval for such requests come with strict restrictions to ensure compliance.So far 3 applications have been reviewed and approved while the other 4 are at different stages of review.Dr Aman also lauded local companies for producing PPEs saying it has enabled the Country to bridge the gap on demand.Also Read PSC to challenge Maraga’s advice to dissolve Parliament over gender ruleHe said different Government agencies have been at the forefront in ensuring PPEs used across the Country have met the required standards.The CAS said the Ministry of Health through the Pharmacy and Poisons Board conducted a quality analysis between April and June to access the standard of sanitizers and masks in the Kenya Market where 130 brands were analyzed.He said the Board is currently undertaking market surveillance of PPEs in all Counties starting with Western and Nyanza region to monitor their quality.