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December 29 2008

DNO provides relief assistances to the catastrophic flood-damaged people

From the very first moments of the floods and rains disaster occurrence, in Hadramout and Al-Mahara governorates, the Norwegian DNO company, which is engaged in the field of petroleum exploration and production took the initiative of extending help and providing food assistance for the relief of the affected people of the governorates afflicted with the rains disasters.

The company, since the disaster occurrence, utilized its abilities for the success of the humanitarian relief efforts n the afflicted areas and mobilized two helicopter aircrafts for the rescue of women and children in the areas besieged by floods and led to the collapse of the houses in general.

The company provided, coinciding with its rescue efforts, quantities of food items to the citizens of a number of damaged areas where it supplied them with quantities of dates, mineral waters, blankets, milk, biscuits, flour, sugar and other materials necessary for the humanitarian relief operations.

DNO is considered the first company who initiated provision of relief assistances and undertaking immediate rescue efforts for the women and children besieged by heavy floods which continued throughout the first week of the disaster occurrence.

It is worth mentioning that DNO of Norway is carrying out oil exploration and production operations in eight oil blocks, out of which two productive blocks ( No. 32 & 43), in addition to its sharing with DOVE company in the productive Block 53 in Khorair area and blocks (52, 72, 84, 47, 44) which are exploration blocks and all are in Massila petroleum area in Hadramout governorate.

An official source in the company clarified that the assistances operations fall within the company's policy in the concern about development of the local communities and the feeling of the ethical responsibility toward the citizens who sustained damages as a result of the floods catastrophe in the difference affected governorates.

He ( the company's official) confirmed that this stance made by the company in mobilizing its different equipments starting by the to helicopter aircrafts and the road opening machinery after the rescue and relief operations came in response to the instructions by the President of they Republic who instructed for contributing to the rescue and relieve operation.

Qatar Airways had their Annual Agents Award night at the Movenpick Hotel Sana'a on 27 December, 2008 with the attendance of the Qatari Embassy in Yemen, Travel / Cargo agents & Media.

The Top 10 Travel agents & Top 4 Cargo agents were awarded with Crystal trophies and appreciation certificates.

The party program included a Yemeni traditional Art Band and a draw over 3 air tickets to Doha, Muscat, Bahrain.

Qatar Airways is one of only six airlines in the world with a Five Star ranking for service and excellence awarded by Skytrax, the independent aviation industry monitoring agency. Skytrax also named Qatar Airways' cabin crew as Best in the Middle East for the sixth year running in 2008 and the airline was voted Best in the Middle East for the third year in a row following a survey of more than 15 million passengers worldwide.

Doha-based Qatar Airways will operate a fleet of 110 aircraft by 2013 – almost double the existing size. Qatar Airways has ordered 80 Airbus A350s, 60 Boeing 787s and 32 Boeing 777s, with deliveries of the latter having started in November 2007.

The airline is one of the customers of the twin-deck Airbus A380 'super jumbos' with five on order and scheduled for delivery from 2012. At the Farnborough Air Show in July, the airline also ordered six Airbus A321s. Qatar Airways is due to move to the New Doha International Airport in 2011 when the first phase of the new facility is scheduled to open.

Second plane of al-Saeedah Company arrives

Al-Saeedah Domestic Airline Company announced the arrival of the second airplane of the company (CRJ700)- made in Canada- on Sunday from Montreal airport -Canada.

In press statement, the executive director of the company Abdullah al-Arashah said that the technical team of the airplane would be operated by first day of the new coming year

By joining the plane, the flights of the company from Sana'a airport to other airports of the country will be increased, he added.

WB finances program on agricultural water in Yemen

Dhamar province is currently carrying out the 2nd phase of the program of conserving the groundwater and soil.

The program financed by the World Bank will last seven years. Speaking to Saba, director-general of Dhamar Bureau of Agriculture and Irrigation Ali Mohammed al-Hamdi said that the project aims to improve the competence of water systems and conserve the groundwater in addition to using rainwater for recharging the groundwater.

Al- Hamdi indicated that the project includes the implementation of a program of water agricultural guidance, supporting the management of water and irrigation facilities.

“The project will include courses of training and qualification of cadres working in the Bureau and agricultural cooperative societies and farmers””