26_September [Archives:2007/1070/Press Review]

July 23 2007

Thursday, July 19
Main Headlines

– President Saleh: We are satisfied with cooperation and bilateral ties between Sana'a and Washington

– Government expands Barah and Bajel Cement factories, establishes new ones in Hadramout and Abyan

– Vice President directs concerned authorities to provide facilities for Taiz Water Desalination Project

– Government takes serious steps to improve agricultural development in Socotra Island

– Prime Minister receives a letter for Saleh from his Iranian counterpart

– Yemen and Syria signs protocols on trade and agricultural cooperation

– Scores of Gulf tourists holidaying in Yemen on the rise

– Security source denies that police intervened to disperse protesters organized by opposition parties

– Donors pledge $140 million for secondary education development

The army's organ quoted Minister of Education Dr. Abdussalam Al-Jawfi as saying that the Yemeni government, represented by his ministry, exerts prompt efforts to persuade many donors to take part in funding Yemen's secondary education for the coming three years. Al-Jawfi added that his ministry signed a partnership agreement with donors, specialized in funding the education sector in various developing countries.

He continued that there was a preliminary mutual understanding between the Yemeni government and donors from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany and Japan. According to the Education Minister, the US Agency for International Development pledged to increase funds for education development up to $140 million.