In brief [Archives:2006/1003/Local News]

November 30 2006


– Common beats, hip hop music and dance

Nov. 29 ) The German Embassy and the French Embassy, together with the Ministry of Culture and the City of Aden, are presenting a Music and Dance Festival entitled “Common Beats: Hip Hop Music and Dance” from Nov. 25 to Dec. 12. Common beats will feature two French and two German artists with an Arab background who will pass on their experience to 14 Yemeni participants from Sana'a, Aden and Hodeidah in a two-week workshop, culminating in open-air Concerts in Aden, Hodeidah and Sana'a. The workshop, as an alternative to chewing qat, is supposed to animate the young to be sportive and creative. The workshop will produce a CD.

– WHO health care cooperation

Nov. 28 ) The Governor of Aden, Ahmad Al-Kuhlany, met the regional expert from the World Health Organization, Raqy Al-Zantee, and they discussed joint cooperation between Aden Governorate and the WHO in projects such as designing national plans for health care with contribution of the Social Fund for Development, the General Authority to Protect Environment and the Cleaning Fund. The WHO offered detailed explanations on fighting hepatitis B and C inside hospitals to prevent it from spreading. The two sides agreed on a number of proposals which aim to build the capabilities of staff to fight the disease. They also agreed on including the national plan for fighting the disease among the projects of the SDF in all governorates.

– Technical preparations for American trade delegation

Nov. 28 ) The director of Yemen Port Service and general manager of Aden port, Mohamed Abdul Wase, discussed on Monday with the commercial attache in the U.S. Embassy, Susan Plott, technical preparations for the coming visit of an American trade delegation to Aden. They also discussed the trade and economic relations between Yemen and America. The U.S. trade delegation will include a number of representatives of American trading companies. The delegation will discuss the investment activities in Yemen and possible contribution of American investors in Yemen.


– Scientific, cultural cooperation between Yemeni and Egyptian universities enhanced

Nov. 28 ) Hadramout University for Science and Technology signed an agreement with Alexandria University for cooperation. Alexandria University will provide experienced teaching staff and facilitates the there will be an exchange of teachers and students in both universities.


– Sanitation project for environment disaster

Nov. 28 ) The Governor of Hodeidah, Mohammed Shamaln, met an operation official of OPEC Fund for international cooperation in Yemen, Norey Refat, who is visiting Hodeidah City to evaluate sanitation projects and find solutions to complete projects as soon as possible. The governor affirmed importance of pacing works in this project to avoid an environment disaster. He voiced readiness of the governorate to offer all assistance.


– Training program on water project design and management

Nov.28 ) The GTZ offices in Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Yemen in cooperation with FAO organized a training program last week with aims to build the capacity of staff in water management projects funded by donors. According to the program management this is a convenient time to stage the workshop, particularly as Yemen got nearly US $7 billion from donors. The program concentrates on monitoring project implementation.


– GCC's approve four institutions

Nov. 27 ) The Saudi Cabinet, chaired by King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz al-Saud, approved the integration of Yemen into four institutions of the Gulf Cooperation Council, which were approved in the GCC's Muscat summit in 2001. The institutions areas follow Health Ministers Council, Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States, Labor and Social Affairs Ministers Council and Arabian Gulf Football Cup Tournament.