In brief [Archives:2007/1021/Local News]

February 1 2007


6th civilization and History International Conference

Jan. 30 ) Arrangements for holding the 6th International Conference of civilization and history in Aden University in April is currently prepared. At the conference there will be many academics, Yemeni, Arab and foreign researchers and those who are interested in Yemeni past human civilization and history.


Japan grants $89 million

to Yemeni health sector

Jan, 30 ) The government of Japan granted $89 million to Yemen to improve health services at Al-Hazm Medical Center in Al-Jawf governorate. The Social Reform and Welfare Society received the grant to equip the center with an ambulance, electricity generator, refrigerator and various health equipments.


Preparations to establish

cancer center

Jan. 31)A Saudi delegation from Saudi Fund of Development will arrive tomorrow in Mukalla.. The delegation will discuss preparations to carry out projects to establish a cancer center and educational hospital in the governorate.


Lahj governor meets

EU Charge d'Affairs

Jan. 28 ) Lahj Governor Abdul Wahab Yahya Al-Dorah and the General Secretary of the Local Council in the governorate met on Sunday with European Union Charge d'Affaires in Yemen. Ralf Dreyer. The meeting discussed a number of health programs that are financed by the EU such as the reproductive health, mother and childhood health, health administration standards, the process of family organization, the level of health services in Lahj, and the health facilities requirements in the governorate. Al-Dorah praised the aids granted by EU to Yemen, which is estimated to be YR 19 billion in the coming four years allocated to population issues, improve private sector, health administration and other health sectors.


Japan supports Yemen

Gymnastic Federation.

Jan. 29 ) An agreement for implantation of A Grassroots Cultural Grant Aid Project was signed on Monday in the Japenese Embassy. According to this agreement, Japan will offer a financial grant $89,000 to the Yemen Gymnastic Federation. The grant will be used to promote gymnastics in Yemen through procurement of gymnastics training equipments in the four main gymnastics centers in Sana'a, Taiz, Aden and Hodeidah.

Guns carrying and

trade to be regulated

Jan. 30 ) The Tuesday's session of the cabinet, chaired by Minister of Information Hassan Al-Lawzi, approved amending an article of law related to regulating arms bearing and trade as well as the number of VIP's bodyguards. The cabinet directed concerned authorities to complete the legal procedures mandatory to this amendment.

Cabinet reinforces

children's rights

Jan.30 ) The cabinet approved some legal amendments to some articles in the field of children's rights and protection to reinforce legal procedures in this respect as well as to completely concord with the Arab relevant legislations. The new amendments would guarantee children a legal period of nurture, their lawful and legal rights in the social, economic, health, educational, sports and cultural fields as well as protecting them from any kind of exploitation. The cabinet transferred the amendments to Parliament to be discussed and apply the related legislative procedures.