USD 1 Million for the Removal of Pesticides [Archives:2001/43/Local News]

October 22 2001

The Minister of Agriculture noted in a press conference, that there are 500 tons of toxic pesticides in Yemen and that the Ministry is working to destroy these substances. The minister added that the estimated cost of the destruction of these pesticides, which have been collected and purchased from markets, totaling USD one million to be paid by the Yemeni government and the Dutch government.