AL-SAHWA: Sanaa weekly, 28-5-98. [Archives:1998/22/Press Review]

June 1 1998

[Yemeni Congregation for Reform (Islah)]   Main Headline:
1- The prime suspect in the Aden bomb explosions of July and October of 1997, Nabeel Nanakly (Syrian national) denies any connection with the other 27 suspects. He also claimed that all his statements were made under severe physical torture and threats of buggery.
2- Representatives of the Teachers’ Syndicate meet the Speaker of Parliament and Islah leader, Sheikh Al-Ahmer.
3- Islah in Hadhramaut celebrates the 8th unification anniversary.
Article Summary:
Taiz Water Crisis
The rapid population growth in Taiz has created a huge water shortage problem. So-called emergency wells now produce about 4,000 m3 every day, in addition to the normal wells that operate at full capacity. All sources produce 17,000 m3 a day, of which 50% is lost. The actual daily needs of the 300,000 inhabitants of the city of Taiz is about 24,000 m3. So there is a deficiency of about 50,000 cubic liters. Water is pumped to Taiz homes once every 40 days.
Most of the water losses are incurred because of the old water distribution network, 20% of which is now being replaced by a German firm.