In brief [Archives:2007/1061/Local News]

June 18 2007


– Civil status training

June 19 ) Twenty three trainees from Abyan governorate concluded a twenty day training on electronic civil status services and personal record at the governorate personal and civil status authority. The training aimed at automating the procedures including issuing of the ID cards, birth certificate, and civil record. This is one of the many events taking place with the civil status authority branches around the republic under the reform and automating program.


– First phase of micro credit projects launched

June 20 ) The Social Development Fund branch at Lahj governorate has launched its first phase in the micro credit project from which 300 beneficiaries divided into 61 groups will utilize at the total expense of 29 million and 760 thousand Yemeni Riyals. An example of the projects sponsored through this program is honey production through creating bee-hive farms, as well as live stock, sewing projects, electronic services for mobile phones, as well as other marketing projects.


– Ministry of interior launches website

June 20 ) the ministry of interior has launched its website which will include information about the ministry, the various services as well as news. The media official at the ministry stated that the website will include security announcements and issues related and will provide citizens of a direct way to interact with the ministry.

– Anti-corruption workshop launched

June 19 ) In the framework of the Yemeni-German cooperation to combat corruption a workshop was launched at the Chief Prosecutor's Office on Monday. It is a three day workshop in which three German experts will discuss with their Yemeni counterparts the concepts, measures, and procedures to fight corruption.


– Health institute girls hostel constructed

June 20 ) Now the girls coming from remote districts in Al-Mahwait wishing to enrol in the health institute would not have a problem in accommodation. The public health office has commenced the first phase of constructing a girls hostel affiliated to the health institute with total cost of 86 million Yemeni Riyals provided by the Social Fund for Development.


– Power station fire under control

June 20 ) Al-Munawara power station staff and technicians managed to put off a fire that broke on Saturday. The fire took place in the fuel network but was controlled quickly before much damage was done. The governor rushed to the location and praised the efforts as well as assured the power station manager to repair the damages so that the station would be running again soon.

– Extracting beneficial substances from Qat leaves

June 19 ) Dr. Anwar Al-Shahawi professor of chemistry at Hadramout Science an Technology University confirmed that his long research on extracting the good substance in Qat in order to reduce the harmful side effects of chewing this leaf has been successful. He has been able to produce energizing chemicals which do not cause addiction and with a fixed price throughout the year. He even explored the idea of importing his invention to other countries as an energizing drug.