In brief [Archives:2008/1174/Local News]

July 21 2008


– Parliament, UNHCR discuss enacting refugee law

Member of Parliament's Committee for Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Bassam Ashuter discussed on Saturday with representative of United Nation High Commission for Refugees in Yemen cooperation in field of preparing draft national law taking care of refugees' affairs in Yemen.

The meeting asserted on making use of other brotherly and friendly countries' experiences in this field.

Ashuter expressed appreciation for UNHCR's cooperation and keenness on enacting a law taking care of refugees, noting keenness of parliament's leadership on having such law.

For her part, the UN official expressed importance of having this law, expressing the commission's readiness for providing required experiences and consultations for this purpose.

– Yemen, Japan discuss project of tuna growing

Minister of Fisheries Wealth Mohammed Shamlan discussed on Saturday on Saturday with the chairman of Japanese Sojaz Corporation for Investments in the Middle East and Africa over possibilities of setting up a tuna growing project in Yemen at sum of $ 20 million.

The chairman of the Japanese corporation said that the project contains five big boxes for growing tuna in the sea and boats to fish alive tunas to bring alive them into these boxes to fattening them as well as stores and freezing centers.

The project would offer more than 7,000 jobs.

Shamlan expressed readiness of the ministry to present all facilitates to bring this project into success, asking the investment unit in the ministry to offer all information to the corporation about suitable places of doing this project.

Meanwhile, Shamlan held a meeting with the secretary general of the Arab union for fishing products Mahmoud Radad.

They discussed project of setting up Arab Company for fishing marketing within efforts of achieving Arab food security.

– PM opens plastic exhibition

Prime Minister Ali Mujawar opened on Saturday a three-day plastic exhibition organized by Culture Ministry.

Mujawar went around the exhibition's wings that include about 84 paintings for 70 artists, who portray the development achievements realized under the leadership of President Ali Abdullah Saleh during three decades.

Mujawar praised the high creative level of the artists, wishing them more progress in their future.

For his part, Minister of Culture Mohammed al-Maflahi told Saba that the paintings are a gift from the plastic artists to the President.


– Collective wedding for 500 couples in Mahweet

Local sources said on Saturday that a collative wedding for 500 couples will be held in Mahweet province on 31 July.

the sources were quoted by the state-run as saying that the ceremony marking the second collative wedding would be attended by the governor of Mahweet Ahmed Ali Muhsen al-Ahwal.

Mahweet also witnessed last year the first collective wedding for 200 couples. The aim of such social activities is to facilitate the marriage for youth.


– Manna'a inspects Saada citizens' needs

Governor of Saada Hasan Manna'a inspected Saturday people's conditions and needs in Attalh area in Sahar district here.

He inspected health care services provided by Attalh Hospital to the citizens after qualifying and supplying it with needed medical equipments.

He also inspected the ongoing work in the additional building of the hospital with the cost of YR 25 million, affirming local council's cooperation for easing all difficulties could face the hospital's work.


– Yemen, Lebanon to set up scientific university

The Free Zones Public Authority signed on Saturday a memo of understanding with the Lebanese International University for establishing a scientific university in Aden Free Zone (AFZ).

Under the agreement, the authority will offer the required areas for setting up scientific complexes at “G”” block in Aden Free Zone.

The agreement has been singed by vice chairman of the Free Zones Public Authority