Prime Minister laid foundation stone for computer assembly plant [Archives:2004/728/Local News]

April 12 2004

Saturday, 10 April 2004, Sana'a- Prime Minister, Mr. Abdulqader Ba Jamal laid on the 10th April the foundation stone for the computer assembly factory project during his visit to Telecommunication and Information Technology City. The factory will have an annual production capacity of 150 thousand desktops and 1000 laptop computers. The first production of the multi-phase project will be on 1st September 2004. This project targets the Yemeni market and aims to make personal computers accessible to Yemenis. They will be offered at reasonable prices and easy-term installment payments.
The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of the multi-phase central control project, a twelve-story building. The first phase of the project, four-stories, will be constructed at a cost of 240 million Riyals. The project aims at monitoring, controlling and regulating the flow of various telecommunication networks and to allow swift intervention to resolve any break down of the network. It will contribute in drawing up policies to develop the Yemeni telecommunication network through statistical reports and will monitor the network to determine places of disruption to expedite the process of repair throughout the Republic. It will also monitor and observe illegal telephone calls.