AL-TAREEQ: Aden weekly, 7-7-98. [Archives:1998/28/Press Review]
(Independent) Main Headline:
1- Two explosions in Aden damage the fuel pipe feeding ships at the harbor, and lead to extensive pollution. Police arrested 20 fishermen who were in the vicinity of the explosions.
2- The government fails in persuading Mareb and Jawf tribesmen to stop fighting the army.
3- A camping of arrests is conducted in Dhale’ and Radfan following several bomb explosions.
4- Saudi intelligence officers secretly visit the areas of civil unrest in Mareb and Jawf.
5- Agricultural Bank of Borrowing in Sayoun is insolvent.
Water Pollution in Mukallah
Costing $27 million and YR57 million, a large water supply project in Greater Mukallah – scheduled to start operating next August – is threatened with extensive pollution by sewage. Since there is no proper sewerage collection system in the area, waste matter is seeping into Al-Naqaa aquifer, the source of Mukallah water. A proposed sewerage system project at a cost of YR95 million was shelved for no apparent reasons.
There are no studies as to the extent of water availability in other aquifers.