In brief [Archives:2007/1090/Local News]

October 1 2007

Yemeni tourism agencies sign agreements with Top Resa participants

Sept. 28 ) Many Yemeni tourism and travel agencies have singed a number of agreements with French and European tourist companies during their participation in the 30th round of Tope Resa Travel Market Show 2007 held from 26 to 28 September in the French city Deauville. The agreements are expected to increase the rate of foreign tourism in Yemen during the 2008 season.


mutual cooperation to develop educational programs

Sept. 30 ) In a step to develop the educational programs and improve outcomes and incomes of the educational process in Yemen, Minister of Education, Abdul-Salam al-Jawfi, held a meeting on Saturday with representatives of donor countries over plans of the ministry for the coming year. Meanwhile, Deputy Minister of Education Abdul-Aziz bin Habtour held a meeting with a delegation of the World Bank and discussed aspects of mutual cooperation between the ministry and the bank to target five governorates–Sana'a, Amran, Mahweet, al-Dal'e and Dhamar.


Socotra Island and historical cities to be a World Heritage Site

Sept. 29 ) A study to add more Yemeni historical cities to the list of World Heritage for Natural Protectorates has been discussed on Thursday, Sept. 27 between the Shoura Member Hussein al-Amry and UNESCO's general director. The study includes Hajareen, Mareb and Thula to be added to the same list as other Yemeni historical cities. Also, the two sides discussed the possible of supporting the organization for Socotra Island to be included in the List.


“A Cow for each Family””

Sept. 29 ) As a kind of practical solution for poverty and helping poor families get income and live a more decent life