In brief [Archives:2007/1022/Local News]

February 5 2007

Japanese to invest in 36 rural water projects

Feb. 3 ) A team of experts from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency arrived Friday to conduct a field study on several water projects it will finance, according Abdul Latif Salah, director general of information for the Public Authority of Rural Water.

The team will conduct economic and technical feasibility studies, as well as survey locations for 36 water projects in rural areas in five governorates: Ibb, Mahwit, Sana'a, Dhamar and Taiz. Studies will run through the end of March.


World Bank reviews investment in services projects

Feb. 3 ) On Thursday, Amran Governor Taha Abdullah Hajir and Mahdi Khoshad, World Bank officer for foreign affairs, reviewed public works projects in the governorate that the World Bank is financing.

Khoshad pointed out that his visit to Yemen aims to evaluate the projects' experiences and the scope of their success nationwide. The World Bank has implemented projects in Amran in the fields of education, health, roads, productive families and water.

Education issues discussed

Feb. 3 ) Education Minister Abdulsalam Al-Jawfi and Amran Governor Taha Abdullah Hajir met Wednesday to discuss numerous education issues, including how to develop the governorate's education system, as well as the Education Ministry's plan, which includes constructing and furnishing two education buildings in the city and others in the governorate.

The two officials indicated that a new salary increase for teachers, which passed last September, will take effect beginning with January salaries.


Officials discuss bids in 2007 investment program

Feb. 3 ) Minister of Water and Environment Abdurrahman Fadhl Al-Eryani and Lahj Governor Abdulwahab Addurrah met Thursday to discuss the governorate's Public Corporation for Water and Sanitation and how to improve it, as well as bids in the 2007 investment program.

Addurrah mentioned those citizens experiencing continual water cuts, stressing the importance of providing necessary support and seeking additional water resources to end such suffering. The meeting produced several remedies and suggestions to improve the corporation's work.


Danish mission assesses radio activities

Feb. 3 ) The executive Danish mission of the Yemeni-Danish Partnership Program regarding the information field and reinforcing local radio stations' abilities visited the Sayoun radio station and information unit on Wednesday. Head of the mission, Peter Merinos, indicated to Saba News that the Sayoun station is managing to do its work properly, despite lacking some modern apparatuses.


Dutch technical study to improve Yemeni road network

Feb. 3 ) A Dutch technical team from Cory's Consultation Company currently is conducting a technical study about improving and developing Yemeni road networks to be implemented by both the public and private sectors.

Minister of Public Works and Labor Omar Al-Korshumi met with the Dutch team to discuss work-related aspects, as well as the company's performance according to standard terms and time periods.