AL-BALAGH: Sanaa weekly, 26-5-98. [Archives:1998/22/Press Review]

June 1 1998

[Islamic Action Movement (being formed)]   Main Headline:
1- Fake paracetamol tablets flood Yemeni markets. They are sold cheaply with the logo of the Yemen Drug Company (Yedco) on the packets.
2- US cancels $17 million of the $102 million debt owed by Yemen as part of a recent agreement.
3- Yemen and Egypt aim to achieve economic integration.
Article Summary:
Chemical Waste in Hodeida
Informed sources in Hodeida indicated that there are more than 130 tons of chemical waste buried in the Sardood farm since 1983, affecting a total area of around 55 sq.m
The Ministry of Agriculture started to exhume this material to be destroyed, but discovered that it could not cope with such a big problem. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) did not include the treatment of the Sardood waste on its program because of lack of funds. The cost to safely destroy this amount of chemical waste is around $700,000.