Almotamar.net, Saba - Prime Minister Ali Mujawar said on Saturday that the Yemeni government had put the development of the tourism sector within the main priorities.
In his speech at the opening of the 2nd Arab Tourism Investment Forum that kicked off today in Sana'a, Mujawar said the government has set out a plan to bring about sustainable tourism development through using the Yemeni tourism products based on the principle of full partnership with the private sector and the responsibility of the government for providing basic services for the sites targeted with the tourism development plan.
Yemen's environment, geographic structure and cultural heritage is a pace with unlimited investment opportunities at a time when the government pins hope on the tourism sector to boost the national economy, he said.
Over the last period, Yemen has been working on providing suitable investment incentives and facilities and improving its investment climate with a focus on issuing and streamlining legislations, mainly in the tourism sector, he said.
The three-day forum aims to introduce the participants to tourism investment projects and opportunities in Yemen and Arab countries, attract new investors for the Arab tourism sector, display experiences, opportunities and the new in tourism investment, Tourism Minister said on Friday.
There would be a focus on displaying tourism investment opportunities in Yemen and Arab countries and discussing studies on tourism investment projects worth about $ 1.5 billion across Yemen, he said, pointing out that Yemen will offer 60 opportunities.
The forum also aims to study how to benefit from workers in the tourism and tourism investment sectors and to gather Arab interested investors and decision makers, he said, adding that it would mainly target big Arab investors.
The main themes include tourism investment and its climate and low cost aviation in the region.
On the sidelines of the forum, an exhibition of tourism products by big investment, real estate finance and tourism services companies will be organized.
Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis descended Thursday (Aug 24) on Sanaa in a major show to celebrate of the 35th anniversary of the General People's Congress (GPC) founding anniversary.
The rally marking 35 years since the founding the General People's Congress (GPC).
The streets of the capital, waving the blue flag of the GPC and carrying pictures of Saleh the leader of GPC.
At least 71 citizens were killed and wounded by warplanes from the Saudi-led aggression coalition on Sanaa province early on Wednesday morning, a security official said.
The air strikes hit a hotel in Bait al-Edhari area in Arhab district,
Saudi aggression warplanes launched seven air strikes on Saada province overnight, an official said on Wednesday.
The targeted places were the regular road in Al-Sheikh area of Monabah district, Alhbrah area of Razeh district, the directorate of Al-Taher and Shada directorate.
The strikes severely damaged civilian properties, said the official.
Armed forces' spokesman Brigadier General, Sharaf Luqman said the army and popular forces have provided the greatest sacrifices to defend the homeland against Saudi-led aggression forces, stressing on maintaining the internal unity.
In a press statement on Monday, Luqman said that the historical steadfastness and the cohesion of the Yemeni people represent the first defense line against the aggression states.