Development & public services projects,Yemen celebrates its national days at changeable time [Archives:2003/673/Business & Economy]

October 2 2003

Three successive national Days Yemen is celebrating nowadays. The first ousted the autocratic regime in the northern part of the homeland on 26 September 1962, the second was the first flame that led to the expulsion of the British colonialism from the southern part on 14 October 1963 and the third that realized the independence of the south from colonization on 30 November 1967.
In these festival and celebrations there have been many activities the more important of which are the ceremony of the graduation of new batches of the students of military and security academies. They are student graduations of the batch 38 of the war academy, the batch 20 of the air force and air defence academy, the batch 35 of the police academy, the third batch of the military music institute and the third batch of the police school students.
The celebrations that extend to November 30 include the holding of speech, art, youth, sports, dancing evenings and folkloric heritage revival festivals blended with the revolutionary characteristic of the past period and determination of the Yemenis on their triumph over injustice, despotism and colonization.
What is more important in thee festivities are the inauguration of new services and development projects and laying foundation stones for a group of other projects to be implemented in the coming period so that the meanings of the people's revolution against poverty, ignorance and disease would be felt especially that such sources of suffering among the Yemenis were present and prevalent in sixties of the last century.
Amidst the national festivities in celebration of these days, thirteen projects in the capital secretariat would be inaugurated at a cost of over YR4 billion, 15 projects in Aden costing YR 3 billion, 60 projects in Taiz at a cost of YR 2 billion, 29 projects in Lahj worth more than YR2 billion, 30 projects in Ibb of over YR 2.5 billion, 47 projects in Abyan exceeding YR one billion, 35 projects in Baidha costing YR1.6 billion, 23 projects in Shabwa worth YR 1.5 billion, 10 in Muhra at a cost of YR629 million, 46 projects in Hadramout costing YR 2.5 billion, 16 projects in Hudeida costing YR1.5 billion, 44 projects in Dhamar costing YR 1.6 billion, 48 projects in Sana'a at a cost of YR 3 billion 10 projects in Mahweet YR 119 million worth, 23 projects in Hajja at a cost of YR 1.3 billion.
In addition to that many projects would be opened in other areas of the republic. In Sa'da 17 projects would be inaugurated at a cost of YR 284 million, 12 projects in Jawf at a cost of YR 714 million, 15 projects in Marib YR 756 million, 83 projects in Amran at YR1.4 billion, 24 projects in Dhalie at YR 853 million.
The total number of those development and services projects is 609 at a cost amounting to YR 32 billion, 338 million and 521 thousand.
The completed projects are mainly in the agricultural, water and environment, education, communications, health and population, social affairs and labour, roads, electricity, investment, city improvement, defence and security.
In future attention is focused on laying foundation stones for the implementation of new projects related to improving the people economic and living conditions. The number of such projects would be 337 projects distributed among the capital and various governorates at a cost of YR 31 billion, 165 million and 833 thousand.
Celebrations of Yemen of the three national days is coinciding with the country's trend towards consolidating the local authority, providing the woman an opportunity for effective partnership in the economic and social development and in developing rural societies through providing health, education, water services and guaranteeing social care.
Yemen has achieved accomplishments in the field of infrastructure and reserves of the Central Bank rose to more than $4.8 billion. Yemen is currently producing around 465 barrels of crude oil per day and has a gas reserve exceeding 16.8 trillion
Thus a comparison between the present advanced situations in the country and what they were in 1962 reveals a great difference towards the best.