IN BRIEF [Archives:2004/711/Local News]

February 12 2004

Milan Tourist exhibition
Yemeni Tourist Promotion Council is to take part in activities of the Milan Tourist Exhibition scheduled there Feb. 14 to 17.
Taking part in the Council's activities are Yemeni Airlines and a number of tourist bureaus in Yemen.
This participation has a special importance, as it coincides with the inauguration of Sana'a as the Capital of Arab Culture 2004.
The executive director of the TPC Taha al-Mahbishi said there would be a promotion for Yemeni tourism, as well as meeting many Italian tourism exporters to Yemen.
Activities also include Yemeni folk dancing, and exhibits of silver and other and other Yemeni crafts.

Computers in high schools
The ministry of education has chosen a number of secondary schools for starting computer subjects as part of the basic curricula, beginning in the second term of this year. This program is to cover schools all over the Yemni governorates.
After the implementation of computer teaching program at the selected schools it would be taught in schools across Yemen.

Accidents claim
19 in Taiz
The number of traffic accidents that took place in the city of Taiz during the Eid al-Adha holidays From Jan. 28 to Feb. 6, reached 43, killing 19 persons and injuring 96 others.
Material losses resulting from those accidents amounted to YR 4.3 million.
A recent report by the Taiz governorate traffic administration attributed the causes of the accidents to negligence of both pedestrians and motorists, as well as the speedy driving and negligence in maintaining vehicles.