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July 7 2008

Yemen participates in 1st legislative environment conference

Yemen, Represented by Water and Environment Minister Abdurrahman al-Iryani, participates in the First Arab Conference for Environmental Legislation kicked off its activities here on Saturday.

The three-day long conference aims at creating suitable chances for concerned institutions, businessmen, industry makers and producers for protecting environment and enabling ministries and public bodies for choosing up to date equipments and sets to be used in home, industrial and health waste.

The conference discusses environmental topics, means of protecting environment against pollution and having integration between environmental changes and economic development for realizing sustainable development and protecting natural resources and realizing balance between international and local systems, laws and accords.

The conference is accompanied by a show in which environmental international, Arab and regional bodies are participated in.

The show contains seven boards, the first three ones are on combating different kinds of pollution, measurements of pollution and environment technology while the boards are on managing solid, liquid and agricultural waste and water technology.


Heavy rains kill three women, injure four in Ibb

Three women have been killed and four injured due to heavy rain that lashed the district of al-Sahool in Ibb province, the mouthpiece of Yemen's Defense ministry September 26 has said.

A security source was quoted as saying that the accident took place while the women were driving home at the Maitam area.

The women were moved to a nearby hospital.


Yemen, South Korea discuss supporting technical institutes

Governor of Dhamar Yahia al-Ameri discussed on Saturday with a delegation of Education Ministry and Human Resources of South Korea the possibility of supporting technical and vocational education institutes in the province.

During the meeting, the governor praised the distinctive relation between the two countries, pointing out to the importance of benefiting from the Korean experiences in the field of technical education and vocational training.

Dhamar's province seeks to develop and extend technical and vocational training to cope with labor market and create job opportunities and a suitable environment for investment, the governor said.

For his part, the Korean official reviewed the areas of cooperation in technical education and vocational training, particularly the support of information technology labs through training Yemeni cadres in this respect.

He pointed out that the Korean government provided about 30 information technology laboratories for a number of institutes in Yemen and trained Yemeni cadre in IT domain, affirming that the Korean delegation's visit comes to get acquainted with the needs of technical institutes in the areas of technology.


Project of housing cityin Aden discussed

Aden governor Adnan al-Jafri held a meeting on Saturday with the director of Fardi Boll Bybos Company, an Italian Lebanese company, Walid Saeed over a project of building a housing city at Aden city.

They discussed arrangements taken by the company to carry out the project.

Al-Jafri affirmed support the governorate's leadership for the project and offering all facilities.

The land of the project would be handed over by next week, the director of the company said, the project would last for three years.

The cost of the project is between $ 60 to $ 80 million, he said.

Training courses on HIVlaunched in Aden, Lahj

The National Program for Fighting AIDS launched on Saturday training courses on HIV for 35 health cadres and to lasted for five days in each of Aden and Lahj.

The courses are funded by UNICEF, World Health Organization and reproductive program in the Ministry of Public Health and Population.

During the session, participants would be introduced to the knowledge on the beginning of the emergence of HIV and methods of transmission and prevention, particularly ways of transmission from mother carrying the AIDS virus to child during pregnancy and after childbirth.

They will also discuss the current situation of AIDS domestically, regionally and internationally.


Yemen means to combating terrorism reviewed in AALCO meeting

Legal Affairs Minister Rashad al-Rassas returned home on Saturday following his participation in the 47th meeting of Afro-Asian Legal Consultative Organisation (AALCO) which concluded last Friday in New Delhi, India.

Speaking to Saba, al-Rassas said that he had briefed the participants in AALCO meeting on the measures taken by Yemen to combating terrorism and fighting corruption in addition to practical steps taken in the legislative sides and approving conventions and treaties associated with this area.

Al-Rassas noted that the participants had elected a new secretary-general of the AALCO succeeding the present Secretary-General Wafiq Kamil, his tenure will expire in August.

“The meeting also dealt with a number of topics and issues related to environmental and sustainable development and effective legal instrument against corruption and contemporary issues in laws of international social reform and international terrorism””