Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 16 June 2019

A solution to deal with congestion on UAE roads

Our readers have their say about traffic, education and Iran

Traffic in Dubai. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National
Traffic in Dubai. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National

I write to you in reference to Nick Webster’s article UAE traffic: Plan for extra time as traffic builds in Jumeirah (February 11): I believe that establishing different school timings could help reduce the traffic on UAE roads. The congestion is worst from 6.30am to 8.30am and then from 12pm to 2pm. If schools started earlier, morning traffic could be alleviated. The authorities should give it a shot as this solution is cost-effective and truly innovative.

MA Mannan, Abu Dhabi

The UAE needs to become self-sufficient in sciences

I write in reference to your article UAE needs vocational courses – not just university degrees, say parents and teachers (February 18). The UAE is doing a very good job of promoting vocational courses that will generate considerable expertise but more must be done.

A nation like the UAE should become self-sufficient in sciences and technology to prepare for the future.

Name withheld by request

Iran should stop blaming others for its failures

I write in reference to the article Iran confirms second satellite launch failure and suspects US (February 17): it has become a fashion these days to blame others for one’s own failures.

This is most likely a technical flaw. Even the US has failed a number of times in launching rockets but it simply analysed the causes and rectified them. Iran should stop blaming others for its lack of expertise.

Name withheld by request

Pakistan has lost credibility with latest Kashmir attack

I write to you in reference to your article India-Pakistan tensions mount as Delhi mulls response to deadly Kashmir bombing (February 18).

A country threatened by terrorism has a moral obligation to ensure the safety of its citizens. India’s measures against Pakistan are well justified.

K Ragavan, Bengaluru

Updated: February 18, 2019 06:57 PM

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