President Saleh lays foundation stone of 921 projects in Hadhramout

UKALLA, May 23 (Saba)- President Ali Abdullah Saleh has laid the foundation stones for 921 projects in Hadramout. The projects at a total cost of Yr 131,000,000,000 are public and private. The projects launched include 63 in field of public works and roads, two projects for Hadramout University, four projects in fisheries, five for agriculture, 36 for health and judicial complexes, 25 for sanitation and local government buildings and electricity, 22 projects for education and the private sector, 15 projects for telecommunications, three for sports, one for culture, 12 for investments. The president visited the centers of training fishermen and administrators of fishing societies. The president viewed a video show of the stages of establishing the Yemen Fishing Company which will be in charge of fish production and exporting. President Saleh distributed a number of the modern phones for fishermen to help them make emergency calls for rescue or communicate with each other. As a first phase, 1000 phones will be distributed to fishermen by the telecommunications ministry. President Saleh was awarded the company’s shield in recognition of his support for the company. Afterwards, the president witnessed a parade of fishing boats.AA/AASABA