In brief [Archives:2006/1010/Local News]
YEC exports Yemeni salt to Seychelles
Dec. 23 ) Yemen Economic Corporation exported 1,500 tons of salt to the Seychelles Islands in the Indian Ocean on Saturday. Abdurrahman Hasan, YEC Salt Department manager, noted that the shipment cost $45,000.
Commercial and industrial
Dec. 24 ) Omer Bamashmous, chairman of the Aden Chamber of Commerce & Industry, held talks Saturday with deputy Pakistani ambassador to Sana'a, Dhafar Nassim Kiani. They discussed investment opportunities in both nations, as well as facilities being offered to attract investment in Aden Free Zone in commercial and industrial fields and the means to enhance them. The two men also dealt with the possibility of benefiting from Pakistani experience in establishing small industries, in addition to several joint economic projects between the two countries.
AIDS course concludes in Aden
Dec. 23 ) A training workshop on the dangers of HIV and AIDS organized by the High Population Council concluded Thursday. Social workers and health supervisors from 35 Aden and Ibb schools took part in the two-day workshop, wherein participants received information about AIDS risks, methods of transmission, how to deliver information about AIDS, communication skills and steps to be taken to change behavior. They also had a lecture on the effects of AIDS on family and society and how to prepare special activities to fight AIDS.
Amran assistant governor meets World Bank delegation
Dec. 24 ) Baker Ali Baker, assistant governor of Amran for the environmental sector, met with a World Bank delegation, headed by bank consul Christopher Ward, on Thursday.
In the meeting, they discussed developing and supporting the governorate's water and environmental sectors. They also discussed obstacles the governorate faces in these sectors and the means to solve such obstacles, with the delegation stressing its willingness to provide research and studies Amran basin needs in order to decrease water drain.
Yemen, Arab Fund agree to fund agricultural project
Dec. 23 ) Yemen and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development signed an agreement Tuesday to finance a $41 million agricultural and fisheries project in Hadramout governorate. The agreement was signed by Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Abdul Kareem Al-Arhabi and the Arab Fund's legal advisor, Fateh Al-Shadeli. The sum will be used to build eight dams and fund agricultural and fishery activities in Hadramout. The project aims to improve the living standards of the governorate's residents, particularly farmers and fishermen.
Dec. 24 ) Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Saleh Ali Basurra on Wednesday announced a $100 increase in allowances for Yemeni students studying abroad, beginning in January. He pointed out that 7,000 Yemenis are studying in 43 Arab and foreign nations.
Deputy premier minister inaugurates capital traffic plan
Dec. 23 ) Deputy Premier Interior Minister Rashad Al-Alimi launched a forum on a comprehensive plan for Sana'a city traffic on Saturday. Encompassing until 2024, the plan was developed by an international professional company, in cooperation with the capital mayorship, the planning and interior ministries, represented by the General Department for Traffic, and Sana'a city Traffic. After discussing the plan's outputs, the various agencies should interact to put forth programs to implement its conclusions and recommendations.