In brief [Archives:2007/1091/Local News]

October 4 2007

– British Imperial Medal awarded to Yemeni citizen

Oct. 3 ) Yemeni national, Taher Qassim, Chairman of Arab Center in the UK, Liverpool City, was awarded the British Imperial Medal for his unabated efforts to improve social, economic, educational and professional situation of the Arab communities as well as minorities in the UK, in addition to his participation in Liverpool preparations to be Europe's Culture Capital 2008. The medal is considered the highest medal has been granted to a foreigner from British government represented by Queen Elizabeth II.


– Immigrants' cases discussed

Oct. 3 ) In a meeting, between the expatriates' ministry representative and the governor of Ibb, Ali Al-Gasei, the problems immigrants face were discussed. As a result of the meeting, the governor ordered to form a new sector to specialize on the immigrants cases. Al-Gasei also ordered the security administration to send the people who are involved in increasing the problems of immigrants to court.


– EC health support program

Oct. 3 ) In a step to improve and evaluate health services, the European Commission of supporting health and population, is working on special preparations for infrastructure development in every district. The program, stemming from the Yemeni-European cooperation in the domain of health, is supported by the EC at a sum of $8 million. It was commenced in January 2007 and would be on up to December 2008.

– Training on human rights and communication

Oct. 3 ) Twenty-five teachers of basic education classes concluded last week training on “human rights and communication”” organized by the Human Rights and Information Training Center (HRITC). The training workshop aimed at increasing the teachers' awareness of international human rights conventions and giving them skills on human communication.

A number of experts of human rights and communication gave the participants some lectures on human rights movement in the world and relevant conventions as well as principles of human communication.


– Signing of MOU on residential societies project

Oct. 3 ) The governor of Aden signed on Sunday a Memorandum of Understanding with the Malaysian Mina Holding Company in the Middle East and North Africa over establishing residential society's project in Aden. The memo includes readiness of the company to implement and finance 26 residential units to accommodate 40 thousand beneficiaries. TheAden Governor met with the head of the delegation of the Malaysian company and discussed the possibilities of financing and implementing this project.

– Agreement to set up a heart center

Oct. 3 ) An agreement to set up a heart center in Aden and General Hospital was signed on Sunday at the headquarters of Planning and International Cooperation Ministry. This project is considered the first to be financed by Saudi donations