Cabinet approves its 2004 program [Archives:2004/703/Local News]

January 15 2004

The cabinet approved on Tuesday its 2004 program, which includes detailed plans for all ministries and concerned bodies on local and central levels.
The cabinet also approved a special study on the protection the Aden underground water basin. The study called for stopping any forms of agriculture and construction in the area to protect the basin from depletion and pollution.
The ministers also listened to a report on the sudden rise in prices of flour and other foodstuffs.
They authorized the Minister of Industry and Trade to take any measures in this regard based upon the cabinet's decision No. 69 for 2003.
The cabinet also discussed arrangements for Yemeni pilgrims who will perform Hajj this year.
The parliamentarians listened to a report from the Ministry of Human Rights on the condition of human rights in Yemen. Orders to concerned bodies were issued to review all measures to ensure further protections of human rights.
The cabinet also congratulated President Ali Abdullah Saleh on success of the Sana'a Regional Conference on Democracy, Human Rights, and Role of the International Criminal Court that was concluded on Monday. (Saba)