In brief [Archives:2008/1186/Local News]

September 1 2008


Yemen seizes ten million drugs capsules in 8 months

Security sources said on Sunday that Interior Ministry seized about 1400000 capsules of drugs since the beginning of 2008.

The sources added that the latest operation of capturing drugs was done in the Aden harbor, where about 3500000 capsules of drugs were found inside water heaters imported from a neighbor country.

The source pointed out that investigations are underway with the smugglers.

Last week, the security forces in Hodeidah province held a Syrian citizen charged with smuggling 1.212 million captagon pills into the country.

The seizure comes after the security forces seized a large amount of captagon pills concealed in water heaters shipped in a container and after they found large quantities of hashish on two cars.

Memo of setting project of fatting tuna signed

Ministry of the Fisheries Wealth and Japanese Sojitz Corporation signed on Saturday a memorandum of understating over a project of farming fishes and fatting tuna at sum of $ 20 million.

The objective of the memo is to develop the fisheries wealth in the country by launching several activities to increase fish exports.

The memo was signed by the Minister of Fisheries Wealth Mohammed Shamlan and director of the Japanese cooperation in Middle East and North Africa.

Shamlan said that his ministry would offer all facilities for the company to do all studies on the project in accordance with the executive program agreed in the memo.

Khaled al-Shamsi, assistant deputy minister of fisheries wealth said that the experiment of fatting tuna is first of its kind in Yemen and region in general, adding that training courses would be organized to specialists on preparing the study of the project.

Yemen, China discuss technical cooperation

Minister of Technical Education and Vocational Training Ibrahim Hajri discussed here on Saturday with marketing director of Dalin China Company possibilities of expanding the areas of technical cooperation between the two countries.

The talks dealt with the possibilities of providing technical assistance, equipping some of vocational institutes with high-quality Chinese lathes to raise the level of production in vocational institutes in various governorates.

During the meeting, the minister welcomed the technical cooperation between the ministry and Chinese company in manufacture.

For his part, the Chinese company official reviewed the company's lathes regular and productive capacity in accordance with the European standards and specifications, inviting the minister to visit the special factory for manufacturing lathes in China to get acquainted with the manufacturing process.

Government, JICA discuss further cooperation

The government and Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) held talks on Saturday for discussing expanding cooperation between the two parts.

Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Abdul-Karim al-Arhabi who chaired the meeting highlighted continuous development cooperation relations between Yemen and Japan, expressing government's appreciations to JICA's contributions in supporting Yemen's development and its initiative to open an office in Yemen. For his part, JICA's vice chairman affirmed the agency's keenness on supporting development in Yemen, highlighting achievements the country realized in applying reforms.

The meeting dealt with future Japanese support to Yemen development programs in addition to another support in fields of technical education and vocational training, health and rural water.


Workshop held on girls' education in Lahj province

Girls Education Sector in collaboration with the UNICEF is organizing a workshop on Saturday for chairmen of girls education departments in Lahj province .

The three-day workshop, which is attended by 21participates, will deal with definition of the organizational structure of girls' education sector.

The participates will also be introduced to the importance of supporting activities of girls education in the province.

On the other hand, deputy mayor of the Capital Secretariat Mohammed al-Surmi affirmed on Saturday in Sana'a the importance of officials of girls' education and social participation in the districts of the Capital Secretariat to raise awareness among citizens push girls to join education classes.


Carpentry, embroidery, sewing courses concluded in Saada

Saada concluded on Saturday a training course in the field of carpentry, embroidery and sewing for 60 participants which was organized by Women Saada Foundation, funded by the United Nations Higher Commissioner for refugees and lasted for 30 days.

The training aims to provide the participants with ways of handicraft to assist them to earn the money and to alleviate the poverty and unemployment among citizens, particularly for those whose properties were damaged by the events of rebellion in Saada province.


Police arrest further al-Qeada suspects in Hadramout

SANA'A, Aug. 30 (Saba)- Police arrested a new group of al-Qaeda suspects in Hadramout governorate during two days ago, a security source told on Saturday.

The source added that the police found 21 boxes of weapons, shells and ammunition. After checking up these boxes, the police revealed that they weapons were similar to that found with Tarim cell of al-Qeada network, the source said.


Campaign of spreading insecticide to combat malaria in Mahweet started

Medical teams in Mahweet governorate started on Saturday a campaign of spreading insecticide to combat malaria. The campaign targets 9,000 houses in the governorate. Mahweet governor Ahmed Muhasin inspected activities of the teams in Bani Sad district, pointing out to the active role of the local council and the ministry of the public health and population to carry out this campaign.

Some 150 persons are working in the campaign that will last until the end of this week.


Aden University, Amideast sign cooperation memo

Aden University and Amideast Institute signed on Saturday a memorandum of understanding. Under the memo, the American institute would offer scholarships to the university and set up language lab.

The memo was signed by rector of the university Saleh bin Habtor and director o Amideast -Yemen Edward Brados. Ban Habtor expressed happiness with the joint work and cooperation between the university and the institute.

The Amideast director voiced readiness of the institute to enhance cultural cooperation with the university.

Aden University rector meets German culture advisor

ADEN, Aug. 30 (Saba) – Rector of Aden University Abdul Aziz Bin Habtoor discussed here on Saturday with cultural advisor of German embassy in Sana'a procedures achieved for opening a department of German language in the Faculty of Arts in Aden university.

The meeting also discussed the German support in this aspect.

They discussed ways of strengthening scientific and cultural relations between the University of Aden and German scientific corporations.


Made in Yemen conference to be held next December in Hadramout

Hadramout governorate would host a conference on Yemeni industries under slogan ” Made in Yemen”” next December.

In statement to Saba