In Brief [Archives:2008/1202/Local News]

October 27 2008


Yemen, IOM discuss migrant data project

Minister of Migrant Affairs Ahmed Musaed Hussein has discussed with the director of the International Organization for Migration IOM office in Sana'a Stefano Tamagnini the project of migration data.

The two also discussed implementation of the first stage of the project in mid November and that will include initial preparations for the project as well as qualifying cadres through a training course on inserting English data.

The meeting, moreover, dealt with the initiative for organizing the new mechanism for Yemeni contract labor regulation between Yemen and the Untied Arab Emirates.

On the other hand, the ministry is preparing to hold the third migrant conference and two workshops for businessmen and professionals, Hussein said.

Life skills workshop launched in Sana'a

Sana'a launched on Saturday an educational workshop on life skills domain for 25 trainees which organized by the Ministry of Education and Arab Bureau for Education for the Gulf States (ABEGS) which will last for the five days.

The purpose of this workshop is to increase knowledge and ability in skills necessary for everyday living, educational skills in the areas of citizenship, health, peace, , culture and strengthening professional capacity. This workshop gives the type of knowledge needed by everyone for everyday life. At the opening of the workshop, Deputy Minister of Education Abdullah al-Hamedi clarified that the program of life skills in Yemen, implemented by ABEGS, is the fruit of strengthening cooperation between Education Ministry and Arab Bureau for Education for the Gulf States.

He affirmed the importance of benefiting from Omani trainers who authorized to train during the training process.

Yemen, Thailand discuss fishing cooperation

Ministry of the Fisheries Wealth Mohammed Shamlan talked on Saturday with chairman of Thailand's A'alm Al-bihar Company the possibility of establishing fishing projects and foundations to re-export the fishing products in Socotra.

They reviewed experience of two countries in the field of the fisheries wealth and the best ways to develop joint work in this field. During the meeting, Shamlan affirmed that his ministry would offer all facilities for Thailand's investments in the field of the fisheries wealth to create new job opportunities.


WB determines investment sites in AFZ

A team by World Bank (WB) is currently implementing a scientific comprehensive study in Aden Free Zone (AFZ) sector G at the Red Sea coast at the cost of US million.

The study, which is implemented by Acors Company, aims at determining how this sector be used by AFZ to define investment sites at the industrial, economic, tourist and housing fields. In a statement to Saba, vice chairman of General Free Zones Authority and AFZ chairman Abdul-Galil Shaif Al-Shaibi made clear that WB will enhance the relation between two sides. “I expect that Aden city would achieve in the next years 2009-2012 success at the tourist, investment and economic fields,” he added.

Aden Community College, Yemeni-Jordanian University sign deal

The Aden Community College signed on Saturday an agreement with the Yemeni-Jordanian University branch. Under the agreement, the two will exchange experiences in areas such as training and study programs.

The agreement calls for swapping the contents of college curriculums and publications, participation in training activities and coordination for Arab academic conferences.

It also calls for sending Jordanian professors to teach the Aden Community College, accepting Yemeni students to learn at Jordanian universities according to acknowledged admission systems as well as organizing training courses to develop educational activities at the community college particularly in the technical education and vocational training area.

UAE company to establish cars' tires factory in AFZ

Vice chairman of General Free Zones Authority and Aden Free Zone (AFZ) Abdul-Galil Shaif al-Shaibi met on Saturday with UAE delegation chaired by director of Bin Sooda Investment Companies Kareem Far'a .

During the meeting, Far'a showed desire to establish a factory for producing cars tires in Aden Free Zone.

It is expected that the factory will cover the markets of the Middle East and the African Horn as a first step.

Al-Shaibi indicated that AFZ, according to investment law, offer many investment opportunities and facilities, noting the importance of Aden Port as the most important port in the region. For its part, the UAE delegation affirmed its readiness to work to bring many Arab and Gulf businessmen to invest in AFZ.