In Brief [Archives:2007/1056/Local News]

June 4 2007


UAE supports Yemen with medical equipment

June 3 ) The general expanded vaccination project at the Ministry of Health received a batch of medical equipment and transportation with a total value of 272 thousand US dollars. The equipments were a donation from the UAE government and delivered through the Emirates embassy in Sana'a. It includes 220 refrigerators to store polio vaccinations, and six cars for the use of the project.


Photo exhibition of old Yemen

June 2 ) An exhibition displaying a hundred unique photos of Yemen during the thirties of last century is currently being held by the German Consulate in Aden until mid this month. The exhibition includes photos of Mukala, Sana'a, Aden among other cities taken by famous German artist Hans Helfritz who lived in Yemen early last century and has created a number of artistic and musical productions about Yemen.


A cigarette sets car in flames

May 30 ) Seven people suffered first and second degree burns after the car they were in was set in flames in Al-Samoa district in Al-Baidha. The fire was caused by one of the passengers who threw his cigarette bud without extinguishing it inside the car, which was reported to contain small amounts of gun powder.


Heavy stormy rains continue

June 2 ) The local weather authorities in southern areas warned of continuous stormy rains that might restrict movement and cause road accidents. Areas including Shabwa, Aden, Almahara, and Soqatra will also be covered by the rainy season.


Dhamar University launches veterinarian campaign

June 3 ) Agriculture and Veterinarian colleges of Dhamar University have launched a campaign to provide veterinary services and vaccinations for the animals in two districts in the governorate. The campaign includes awareness sessions for the locals regarding how to raise their livestock.


Four new wells to be connected to main water network

June 3 ) Four new wells created in the Northern area of Taiz, which used to suffer from severe water shortage, will be connected to the main water network soon as per the governor's instructions. The project, which is supervised by the water and sewage authorities in Taiz, has been stalled, and thus, required intervention from the governor to speed up the connection process.


Traditional fishing sector to be systemized

June 3 ) A three day round table discussion ends today in Al-Mahara Local Council whereby a project to systemize and organize the fishing sector in the governorate is discussed. The sector which depends on traditional means in fishing and storing fish is an important source of income for the locals. The project includes field visits and interviews with the stakeholders in order to identify the best means for organizing this sector.


19 new broadcasting programs in Ibb radio

June 3 ) The radio broadcast administration of Ibb local station has come up with a new strategy to enhance the quality of the station's programs. The administration has created 19 new programs covering culture, tourism, and local issues, as well as history, agriculture, education, religion, and sports.