Al-Mithaq [Archives:2007/1016/Press Review]

January 15 2007

8 Jan. 2007
Main headlines

– Renewing welcome of the Gulf investments and confirming his personal care, President Saleh: A mechanist for using resources characterized by efficiency and speed

– Restructuring the Investment and Free Zones authorities

– In the government's agenda this year, New measures for the improvement of investment environment

– Belgium praises Yemen efforts for alleviation of Somali refugees

In his editorial writer Iskandar al-Asbahi says it is the nature of public opinion to expect quickly the achievement of promises included in the president's election platform. The public opinion wants to see an accomplishment on the ground. This point was one of the remarks that President Ali Abdullah Saleh mentioned in his press conference he held in the wake of the conclusion of the London donor conference last November when he said “The people are waiting for the promises we made during the elections.””

In the context of achieving that the last three months have witnessed serious steps have been taken. The direct results of those steps may not appear in reality at present but they are important in the direction of actual implementation of the platform and emergence of tangible results on the ground is what the public opinion quickly wants.

One of the prominent of those steps could be the approval of the 5-year plan for development whose investment program in it includes vital projects the implementation which will have great impact on the comprehensive national development. The good preparation for the donor conference has produced its good results of the conference.

The cabinet prepared an executive group of the election platform of the president. It included measures pertaining to legal