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September 8 2008


Yemen, U.S. discuss ways to fight terrorism, sea piracy

Defense Minister Mohammed Nasser Ahmed met on Sunday with the commander of U.S. Task Force in the Horn of Africa, Admiral Philip Greene.

During the meeting, they discussed ways to develop bilateral military relations between the two armies of the two countries, particularly in fighting terrorism and sea piracy and preserving the security of international maritime navigation in the Red Sea.

The meeting was attended by the U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Stephen Seche.

USAID to assist Yemen to fight Malaria and Bilharzias

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) voiced on Saturday its readiness to provide assistance to the Public Health and Population Ministry to fight Malaria and Bilharzias.

The Deputy Director General of the USAID in Washington said during his meeting with Minister of Public Health and Population Abdul Karim Rase'a that the Agency would cooperate with World Bank and World Health Organization in this regard.

The USAID official noted that its agency has a plan to support health programs to fight these diseases.

Moreover, the meeting reviewed the implementation progress of the USAID-funded health programs in governorates of Saada, Jawf, Marib, Shabwa and Amran, in addition to discussing cooperation bilateral relations in health fields.

Rase'a praised, during the meeting, the assistance provided by the USAID to Yemen, including medicines and medical equipments in addition to training Yemeni medical cadres.


Funds for qualifying Aden for 20th Gulf competition allocated in 2009 budget

Aden governor Adnan al-Jafri said that the governorate has allocated funds in its 2009 budget to prepare for the infrastructure in field of roads, waters, electricity and other fields to qualify the governorate for hosting 20th Gulf football competition.

The competition will be held next January, 2011.

During his meeting with media persons last Friday, the governor called them to cooperate with the technical bodies by highlighting their activities to do arrangement for this event. He said that the media is mirror for reality which we could find fault and fix it.

YR 1.3 million granted for helping poor families in Aden

Loans and assistance at YR 1.3 million were granted by Aden Gulf Society for Charitable and Social Development for poor families in Aden city during the eight months ago.

Head of the society Jawad Makawi stated to Saba that the loans were offered to support small business to enhance incomes of the women and improve living standard of the beneficiaries.

Makawi said that businesses include swigging, hairdressing, and frankincense and perfume manufacture.AH

Al-Saleh Foundation distributes foodstuff for poor families

During the coming days, al-Saleh Social Foundation for Development is to distribute foodstuffs to the beneficiaries of the poor in Aden province.

Speaking to Saba, the representative of al-Saleh Foundation in Aden Ahmed al-Ghail said that foodstuffs include rice, sugar and Vegetable oil.

As the foodstuff distribution completed, the Foundation will also distribute school bags and Eid clothes for 6,000 students, al-Ghail said.

YR 6 bln allocated for water, sanitation projects

The total allocation of investment projects for Local Institution of Water and Sanitation in Aden province for 2009 reached YR 6.6 billion.

In a statement to Saba, director general of Planning and Statistics at the institution Najeeb Mohammed pointed out that the investment program for 2009 includes 13

projects including 11 projects under implementation in several stages.

Yemen establishes navigational channel in Aden

An engineering technical team from Aden Gulf Ports Authority is currently prepared to establish the navigational channel of maritime pavement of the General Authority for Maritime Affairs in Aden.

In a statement to Saba, director of Media and Marketing Department at the authority Abdul-Ghani Saif said that the process of deepening was launched last August and is expected to be completed next October in accordance with the designs, drawings and technical surveys.


Committee of celebration holds meeting

A committee of celebration in Saada governorate held its meeting on Saturday headed by acting secretary general of the local council over preparation for 46th anniversary of 26 September revolution.

The meeting reviewed the program and technical arrangement for the ceremony in this occasion.

The meeting asked the public works office to ask owners for the stores in the governorates to raise flags and painting doors of their stores as kind for expressing happiness in this occasion.

The meeting also asked the office of planning to list projects that would be opened in this event.