German annual support for Yemen up to $ 40 million [Archives:2005/815/Business & Economy]

February 10 2005

Mohammed bin Sallam
The German Ambassador to Yemen held on Monday Feb. 3 a press conference at the premises of the German Embassy in which he reviewed the development of Yemeni-German ties in a number of cultural and developmental areas.

The conference included many activities relevant to learning German in Yemen that started ten years ago in Sana'a and Aden.

The German Language started to be taught in 9 secondary schools in Sana'a as a first step, as well as at the German House. The German Language is also being taught at the German Consulate in Aden.

The German Ambassador announced in the press conference that his embassy will support the learning of German in Yemen with $ 3600 for the year 2005 to pay for salaries of the four teachers who are to teach at the secondary schools in the capital.

He talked about the German support saying that his country supports the development activities in Yemen with $ 40 million per year.

On his part, Mr. Treuem Fels Representative of the German organization, Dermalog, said that his organization will offer 250 thousand typed cards with special techniques based on thump print and photo as well as other job-related descriptions.

This technology will help stop the phenomenon of job duality in public-sector institutions. He added that the project started being implemented in the middle of the last month and there will be 22 centers to overgeneralize job cards all over Yemen.

Additionally, the organization provides Yemen with special techniques for discovering fraudulent passports of those entering Yemen.