Maintaining security, a must in Yemen [Archives:2003/676/Local News]

October 13 2003

Mohammed bin Sallam
Sana'a, Oct. 11_ The Phase II of the Security Plan was officially inaugurated by the president of the republic Ali Abdullah Saleh last Wednesday at the Central Security Forces Camp.
The Phase II will include 126 out of 332 districts in the republic of Yemen.
Those districts are to be fully equipped with a number of security military vehicles, ambulances, telecommunication means, and criminal investigation labs.
In the ceremony held for that occasion, the president in his speech put an emphasis on keeping and maintaining security in the country.
“In order to achieve development, security and stability are imperative for the society and in the absence of security and stability, only chaos prevails,” the president said.
In order to complete a nationwide security deployment, the Phase III is to start at the beginning of the 2004 and the number of the security forces deployed during this phase is to reach 11.000 soldiers.
The Phase I started last July where 13 security zones were established in three eastern governorates of al-Jawf, Marib, and Shabwa.