Final Workshop on NCP wrapped up [Archives:2005/808/Community]

January 17 2005

Ismail Al-Ghabiri
The final workshop on the National Chemical Profile for the Republic of Yemen was concluded on Wednesday Jan. 12. The workshop was organized by the General Authority for Environment Protection in cooperation with the United Nation's Institute for Training and Research (UNTAR).

As many as 50 participants from different governmental and non-governmental parties attended the workshop and received useful lessons.

It is worth noting that the national profile is a document which was prepared by a group of specialists from various ministries and governmental institutions. These specialists are highly interested in chemicals either directly or indirectly.

The national profile was a preliminary document that was discussed in a public workshop to which many ministries and governmental institutions were invited.

The final draft covered the discussion of all the aspects and areas related to the final document.

The document is due to be written and published in its final form and the primary goal of the document is to facilitate the exchange of information on the one hand, and making it as a source of information about chemicals on the other.

Such activities aim to establish a proper administration of chemicals in Yemen.

Additionally, the document will facilitate the process of coordination and cooperation among several parties concerned with chemicals.

Nevertheless, Yemen is due to avoid a number of environmental risks which result from the chemical substances.