Governor signs reimportation legislationGovernor Jim Douglas has signed a drug reimportation bill that will allow a small number of Vermonters access to pharmaceuticals from Canada and other nations, and urged the Legislature to move on to more pressing issues.The governor said that even those who campaigned heavily on the issue of drug reimportation, and who claimed that it would be a significant step toward lower drug prices and affordable health care, now concede that this bill will help only a handful of Vermonters.The governor added that the Legislature must take action to save Medicaid and pass health insurance reforms that make progress toward our goal of universal coverage this year.Douglas continues to insist that the Congress take action to increase competition among manufacturers, speed the approval of lower cost generic drugs, preserve the ability of states to pool drug purchases, and protect state pharmaceutical programs impacted by the Medicare law.
India’s Adani Group has unveiled its plans to increase cargo capacity at the country’s Mundra port, according to the Hindu Business Line.Through its port operator, Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (APSEZ), the company would reportedly invest up to INR 57.59 billion (USD 832 million) to expand the operations at the port.Having handled a combined cargo of more than 200 mt in the year to March 2019, APSEZ has applied for environment and coastal regulation zone (CRZ) clearances for raising the capacity of Mundra by 385 million tons (mt). Mundra currently has approval for handling 225 mt.The project includes extending the quay length by 14,470 metres, augmenting back-up facilities for handling multi-purpose, liquid, gas and cryogenic cargo, extending the eastern and western breakwater by 500 metres each in the south port, and constructing a 5,000 metre-long breakwater on the eastern side of west port, Hindu Business Line informed.World Maritime News Staff
Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Jhony Basfor from Guwahati bagged gold medal in below 70 Kg category in the Jeet Kune-Do event of the South Asia Jeet Kune-Do Championship. The competition was held in Kandy, Sri Lanka recently.