In brief [Archives:2007/1023/Local News]

February 8 2007


Abyan local council and World Bank discuss fishery issues

Feb. 10 ) In a meeting with a World Bank official, Abyan local council Secretary-General Nasser Al-Fadhli confirmed the start of the fifth project to develop the fishing sector. World Bank official Thrai Sekha asserted the significance of the marine sector because it involves a great number of locals, as compared to other sectors.

The World Bank official visit aims to become acquainted with the local fishing economy and discuss ways to offer support in order to improve the sector by providing modern equipment and implementing service projects.


Sefa'a, Al-Amri lay foundation stone for project in Al-Sawaadia

Feb. 10 ) Minister of Technical Education and Vocational Training Ali Mansur Sefa'a and Al-Beidha Governor Yahya Ali Al-Amri laid the foundation stone for the Industrial and Vocational Institute in Al-Sawaadia district. The government is funding the YR 634 million project. The two officials also inspected ongoing work on the Industrial Technical Institute project.


Central Security launches its training program

Feb. 11 ) Central Security inaugurated its 2007 qualification and training program on Saturday. Hajjah Governor Mohammed Abdullah Al-Harazi pointed out the importance of building up armed forces and security, as well as improving their capabilities.

He also called upon armed forces and security organizations to make use of the programs and training activities, praising efforts exerted by the governorate's security apparatus.


Shamlan discusses

ongoing projects

Feb. 10 ) A meeting headed by Hodeidah Governor Mohammed Saleh Shamlan centered on inspecting projects being conducted in needy areas, including sanitation projects. The governor stressed the need to accomplish ongoing water projects as soon as possible and link the public water corporation with an information center in order to know all developments regarding these projects.


Regional livestock center to be established in Yemen

Feb. 10 ) Yemen's agriculture minister will begin a study in April to establish a regional livestock center in Yemen in association with the Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development. According to Minister of Agriculture Jalal Faqirah, the regional center will cost $15 million and be established under international standards so it can offer its services throughout the Middle East.

He said the ministry also will implement a project to expand the Mokha Quarantine (a foreign cattle screening center in Taiz) by developing its performance and providing all local requirements for the livestock field at a cost of YR 500 million.


Japan supports Yemen's education sector

Feb. 11 ) The government of Japan approved extending a grant amounting up to $88,068 to Al-Salam Social Charitable Development Establishment for funding Al-Methaq School's expansion project in Al-Salam district in Taiz.

The funds will be spent on building extra classrooms in the school with the aim of improving the educational environment and encouraging more boys and girls to enrol in education.