In brief [Archives:2007/1017/Local News]

January 18 2007

– Yemeni youths participate in World Youth Ship

Jan. 16 ) A, Yemeni Youth team left here on Monday heading for Japan to participate in the program of the World Youth Ship, after 10 years of not taking part in the event. The team includes 11 Yemeni youths and they will present a program about democracy in Yemen as well as Yemeni culture and tourism. Yemeni participants will spend about 15 days on the deck of the ship along with 140 participants from Japan and 150 participants from 14 other countries.


– Cultural and literary programs for 2007

Jan. 17 ) The Cultural Office arranged a number of cultural and literary programs on Monday. The activities include a nightly poetry circle, workshops, lectures and plastic arts exhibitions for many artists and poets with participation for the artistic group of the national occasions. The programs aim to develop and activate the literary and cultural movement and it is a step to encourage poets and artists in the governorate, according to Mohammed Al-Aoimari, the general manager of the cultural office.


– Omani delegation visits industrial projects

Jan. 16 ) The Omani delegation from the governorate of Dhofar, headed by the state Minister, governor of Dhofar Mohammed Al-Qatbi paid on Monday a visit to a number of projects and industrial, productive and investment locations in the districts of Mukalla and Shihr in the governorate of Hadramout. Hadramout Governor Abdul-Qadir Hilal briefed the delegation on the technical capacities used for fishing in the governorate. The delegation listened to a detailed explanation from officials in Hadramout, on the planned level of production and exports of fresh and canned fish.


– New investments across the board

Jan.17 ) Governor of Hodeidah Mohammed Shamlan held talks on Tuesday with Board Chairmen of Saudi Saudi Real-estate Co. Fares Bin Saleem. They discussed available investments opportunities in the industrial, terrorist, commercial and agricultural sectors. Saleem invited the governor to visit Mecca to know more about investments in the economic field there.


– Delegation reviews rural water projects

Jan.16 ) The General Secretary of Local Council in Lahej Governorate Ali Mater met the Delegation of the French Triangle Organization, which fund rural water projects, headed by Malek Ababa.During the meeting, they reviewed the achievements of Khor Al-Omeira project that cost around $3000 and the obstacles facing them for maintaining water wells in the region.


– Insulate more than 55,000 citizens in Al-Haimah district

Jan. 16 ) Rocks are still falling in Al-Haimah district from the rockslides that started more than two weeks ago. More that 55,000 citizens are isolated in villages because the main road is cut. The rockslide is a result of the mines that are used to build streets, according to special geological engineers in the labor ministry. The slides damaged about 132,000 square meters of farmland and damaged houses, according to the chief of services committee in the local council at Al-Haimah district. He calls the special authorities to present support for the citizens still suffering the shortage of food.

– UNICEF meets Social Affairs Minister

Jan.17 ) The Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, Amat Arazq Homed, met on Tuesday the representative of UNICEF, Abdul Kareem Edbagey. They discussed possibilities of support programs for children and efforts to combate violence against children. The minister appreciated the support from UNICEF in the field of social and welfare services. Edbagey affirmed his readiness to cover all concerned topics according to work plan during the coming years 2007-2011.