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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 20 September 2018

Feeling the need for speed to commute between emirates

Readers discuss the Korean summit, quacks in India, hyperloop plans and growing vegetables in the desert

California-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has signed an agreement for a 10km-long commercial hyperloop network in the UAE. Courtesy Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
California-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has signed an agreement for a 10km-long commercial hyperloop network in the UAE. Courtesy Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

In reference to your article Dubai puts the brakes on hyperloop hype amid flurry of plans for super-fast travel (April 26), there is a need for a fast transport solution for people that live and work in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. This is when time really does equal money.

Jussi Myllymaa, Spain

India must crack down on the menace of quacks

I refer to your article Indian quacks on the run after killing newborn (April 27): it was well-researched, if horrifying, to read about two men posing as doctors, who mutilated a baby to convince the pregnant mother that she had given birth to a girl. Neither was a qualified doctor but a quack. They are prevalent in India, where they are found in almost all states. Some quacks are leading practitioners of medicine and have attained reputations as saviours of the people. But in reality, most are ill-qualified, ill-read and only harm society. The Indian government should be vigilant and eradicate this menace.

K Ragavan, Bangalore

This is a moment of hope in Korea

I refer to your pithy editorial Korea peace agreement is a stunning breakthrough but are 'good things' really happening? (April 27). Congratulations to Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in for breaking from the past and discussing potential peace between North and South Korea. As rightly underscored in your editorial, it remains to be seen whether the peace treaty will be executed. Nevertheless, it is a step in the right direction. If and when the sanctions against North Korea are lifted, the people of that country will have better access to medical supplies and care. Mr Kim was at his charming best, when after stepping into South Korea, he invited Moon Jae-in to take a step into North Korea also and have a handshake. This seems to have been a choreographed step and was quite something to watch.

Rajendra Aneja, Dubai

Reconciliation in Korea could spur peace elsewhere

In reference to your article Korea summit: North and South agree to seek peace and complete denuclearisation (April 27), if achieved, peace between North and South Korea will be a hugely encouraging signal for other parts of the world to follow suit.

Demos Kyprianou, Dubai

Giant pumpkins in the desert give a warm glow

I refer to your article Giant pumpkins are the norm for Khalifa City A's garden and greenhouse guru (April 27): it is a bit early for Halloween but I would love to try to grow one.

Rachel Croft, Abu Dhabi

This is very nice. What a lovely sight to see indeed.

Badraeniesa Panker, Northern Cape

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