Technology exhibition planned [Archives:2003/629/Community]

March 31 2003

Under the auspices of President Ali Abduallah Saleh, the Ministry of Communication is preparing to hold the 5th annual al-Jazeera Exhibition for information and communication technology from July 3 to 7 during Expo-Sana'a.
Omar al-Nehmi, marketing manager for Apollo Company for International Exhibition said “This exhibition has about 50 international companies in computer, communications, webs systems, programs and technology that will participate.”
He added that that this sector has received support from the political leadership, and Yemeni citizens desire to have international companies enter the Yemeni market to introduce the younger generation into the technology field.
This important scientific event for this year comes at the same time the president has given an exemption decree for computers, and implemented enormous projects in the infrastructure of information and communication.
A preparatory committee has formed from the National Information Center, the communication ministry, and well-known businessmen who will be help make the event successful.
Another committee is also formed for choosing the best among the competitive companies in prices, technology, services facilities tc to grant them certificates and privileges.
A seminar for information and communication will coincide with the event supervised by Yemeni Industrialists Association.
There are 250 participants nominated from governmental and non-governmental sides who will benefit from the papers to be given by a number of experts in technology and networks.