In brief [Archives:2006/1008/Local News]

December 18 2006


Symposium on Human Rights Day

Dec.17 ) Next Monday the Yemeni Women Union's office in Aden, will host a symposium on human rights. Fatima Muraisi, head of the office, stated that the symposium will include 30 participants from different civil society organizations, experts and human rights activists. Muraisi said the seminar will discuss two working papers on Yemen's accomplishments in the field of human rights and the role of civil society organizations in creating proper understanding of human rights issues and the democratic experience in Yemen along with women's roles in ensuring democracy.

Reconstructing the old market

Dec. 17 ) The public works office has finished its study in re- establishing the old market in Al-Shaik Othman district in Aden. This project is one of the projects arranged to improve Aden. The project will take place on the beginning of next year. The old market was established in 1952 and it includes over 600 stores.


Medical tourism project in Damt

Dec. 17 ) Gov. AbduWahad Al- Bokhati, of Al- Thala`e, discussed with the local council staff the preparations for medical tourism projects in Damt and discussed in finishing the projects. The governor expressed that Damt Spring is known as one of the best tourism locations in Yemen and that people have to contribute to develop the tourism locations in the government in specific and Yemen in general.


Training school managers

Dec. 17 ) The office of education arranged the second step of the training program for basic education. The course aims to train 726 trainees who represent all the schools managers and deputies in all Hajjah`s regions. The course provides training with new techniques in the teaching programs. The project is supported by different charitable foundations and organizations.


Fighting mosquitoes campaign

Dec. 17 ) The project of malaria fighting and the general health and population office distributed more than 40,000 protective covers that combat against mosquitoes during 2006. The covers are embedded with insecticide. About 56,000 citizens in the valleys areas have benefited from this campaign and many field researches and insect survey had carried out in many regions in Mahwit, according to the report issued by the general health office.


National Museum exhibition

Dec. 17 ) The Near East official from the Louvre Museum in France arrived in Sana'a to visit Sana'a National Museum's Manager, Abdul-Aziz Al-Jindari. He said that the visit came in the framework of bilateral relations between the National Museum and France's Louvre Museum. The two museums signed a mutual collaboration agreement to repair one of the most important antiques owned by the National Museum, which is a bronze statue dating back to the period of the 6th to 4th centuries BC and from the Qatabani civilization. The statue will be exhibited in the Louvre for a limited period after being repaired, Al-Jindari stated.

Violence against children study

Dec.17 ) The minister of social affairs and labor, Amat Arazq Hommud, met with Harneild Raid Saliva, a UNICEF supervisor on studies over violence against children. The studies aim at discovering reality of violence against children in the country in order to provide protect and safety for them. A team to create a presentation for the regional conference for children which will be held next year in Sana'a. Meanwhile, the minister also discussed with the representative of Emirates Red Crescent Ali Al- Nehiri the joint cooperation between Yemen and Emirates Red Crescent to increase grants to assist orphans in all governorates.