flag

Promotion

Introduction:
The YGSMRB has paid much attention to the field of mining promotion by creating a department  in 1996 to promote the Mining Industry. This for the promotional affairs in 1996 which is the General Department for Appraisal and Promotion  in order to attract mining investment and develop activate the role of the mineral wealth of Yemen for the benefit of  in the national economy; diversify income streams and eliminate poverty .diversification of income and poverty elimination. Efforts have been made exerted towards the fulfillment of the exploration and assessment objectives in order to attract  which are represented in attracting mining companies to exploit the discovered, and yet to be discovered, mineral resources. The Board has intensified its promotional activities by launching a promotional and introductory campaign of Yemen's mineral wealth by preparing series of promotional booklets, organizing seminars and workshops to boost the available investment opportunities, providing local raw materials instead of the imported materials and generating exportation and job opportunities in order to activate the role of mineral wealth in driving the national economy and pushing the development wheel ahead. The major promotional activities undertaken by the Board are presented below.

Preparing promotional booklets:promotion1
The Board has issued a series of promotional booklets of the major industrial minerals in Yemen by providing displaying and assessing the available data in a simplified manner so that Investors can make a rapid assessment of the commercial potential of available minerals. to provide all the information needed by investors to engage in this field with respect to the accurate scientific input at the same time. Promotional booklets have been completed for gypsum, salt, feldspar, natural zeolite, silica sand, limestone, dolomite, obsidian or pumice, black sands, construction and decoration stones. In addition a and  the Geological Investment Guide has been prepared.

Preparation of promotional brochures and posters:
The Board has issued a number of promotional brochures and posters on metallic, minerals and industrial rocks in addition to the issuance of an atlas containing all the types of construction and decoration stones in Yemen. The brochures, posters and atlas have all been updated several times and are published issued in both Arabic and English.

البروشرات الترويجية التي أصدرتها الهيئة
البوسترات الترويجية التي أصدرتها الهيئة
promotion2
Preparation of the Board's promotional web page:
Given the importance of promotion using the modern methods, the General Department for Appraisal and Promotion has worked towards launching a special promotional page for the Board in order to introduce the Board and its knowledge and also introduce Yemen's geology and mineral wealth. The page has been frequently updated. The Board's promotional web page contains several lists leading to sub-lists and containing diversified promotional information, most importantly:
• An introduction on YGSMRB.
• Yemen's geology and mineral wealth.
• The investment opportunities in Yemen's mining sector.
• The technical services offered by the Board.
• The Mining Strategy in Yemen.
• The Board's library index.
• Historic metal prices.
• Statistics on Yemen's minerals.

Organization and participation in seminars and conferences:
Preparation of promotional booklets wasn't enough for the Board; it sought yet better results in minerals promotion in Yemen by the General Department of Appraisal and Promotion organizing and taking part in several seminars, conferences and exhibitions in and outside the country. The most important of which can be summed up in the following:
• In 2000, the Board held the National Seminar on Minerals, Industrial and Construction Rocks in cooperation with the consultancy council. The seminar was attended by many official figures, investors working in the minerals sector and foreign companies working in Yemen. During the seminar, several work papers were presented by the Board and its branches, Arab Geologists Union, the Arab Mining Company and the Ministry of Planning and Development. On the sidelines of the seminar,  An exhibition of a wide range of minerals found in Yemen were displayed. in Yemen was held.
• In the years 2001 and 2002, two promotional seminars were held regarding the investment opportunities in the oil and minerals sector field in Yemen in Abu Dhabi and Doha with the participation of all the Ministry's affiliated units. Both seminars were aimed at introducing the available investment opportunities in Yemen in the field of industrial rocks extraction and construction and decoration stones. They were also sought to create a partnership and form cooperation between the national investors and their Arab counterparts while promoting the facilities, privileges and guarantees granted by the Yemeni law,  especially the Investment Law and the Mining and Quarries Laws, for investors. Two exhibitions were held in conjunction with the promotional seminars containing samples of Yemen's industrial rocks, construction and decoration stones along with models of the foreign companies works in Yemen with regard to metallic minerals.  This information was supported by various publications, booklets, brochures and maps about Yemen's mineral, oil and gas wealth.
• In October 2003, the Board organized, in cooperation with the Arab Organization for Industrial Development and Mining, the Eighth Arab Conference for Mineral Wealth in Sana'a which was aimed at promoting the mineral wealth of the Arab countries especially with respect to the construction and decoration stones. The Conference gained importance by weight through the active involvement of most Arab ministers who participated in the Conference's different events along with a number of specialized foreign and Arab companies working in the field of extractive industries, transformational industries and the mining extraction equipment.
• In March 2005, the Board took part in the promotional seminar "the Prospects and Opportunities of Mining Investments in the Arab Countries" which was held in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and which  concluded with a great success. The Board presented four work papers discussing all the issues on the seminar's agenda. The Board also participated in the accompanying exhibition by displaying samples of industrial minerals and rocks along with construction and decoration stones from Yemen. This is in addition to displaying promotional booklets and various geological and mineral maps. The seminar closed with good outcomes as the Yemeni raw materials were promoted through the papers presented during the seminar and the accompanying event which attracted many Arab and Foreign investors.
• In August 2005, the Board organized a workshop on the industry of natural stones in Yemen: the current situation and the future vision in Sana'a in cooperation with the German friends from the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation, the Mining Museum in the city of Bochum (DBM), the University of Applicable Sciences (TFH) in Bochum, the German Technical Assistance (GTZ) and Bandar Company for Construction Equipment (GmbH) with the effective presence of 80 participants from officials and workers in the field of natural stone industry in Yemen.
• In May 2006, the Board participated in a workshop on the development of the mining sector in Yemen (marble and granite) which was held in Sana'a. The workshop was organized by the International Finance Corporation IFC in cooperation with the Cooperative Association of Marble, Granite and Construction and Decoration Stones Producers and Exporters in Yemen and YGSMRB.
• Participation in Taiz's First Meeting for Expatriate Businessmen and Investors and the accompanying exhibition which took place in Taiz in July 2006. The event was organized by the Governorate of Taiz in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
• In October 2006, the Board participated in the Ninth Arab Conference for Mineral Wealth which convened in the city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. The Board presented and discussed 7 scientific papers that offered a clear image of the investment opportunities in the mining sector in Yemen and clarified Yemen's geological diversity. The Board also participated in the accompanying technical exhibition. Yemen's pavilion in the exhibition was very much extremely admired. and received special comment by  Such admiration was expressed by HH king Abdullah Bin AbdulAziz at the opening ceremony who sit the exhibition  demonstrated the diversity of minerals in Yemen and their potential importance in developing the National Economy. while opening the exhibition as Yemen's mineral diversity grasped HH's attention as he underscored the importance of utilizing and benefitting therefrom.
• In June 2007, the Board took part in the international exhibition "Stone-Tec 2007" which was held in Nuremberg in Germany. This exhibition occurs is set every two years receives with a considerable international participation. It is one of the largest international exhibitions in the field of natural stone industry. Yemen's pavilion was visited by large crowds from several European countries. Yemen's construction and decoration stones were especially noted for marked with their diversity and attractive colors.

promotion3Yemen's pavilion was admired by a number of investors and concerned people as well as specialized companies in natural stones from different countries. They expressed their intentions and desire to come to Yemen and invest in construction and decoration stones. The visits to the Yemeni pavilion were very considerable tremendous from the very beginning until the last hours of the exhibition. More than 500 people visited the Yemeni Pavilion and in-depth discussions were held with more than 250 people and institutions.  This visitors, who were of various nationalities,  included The visitors to the Yemeni pavilion amounted to over 500 visitors of whom we managed to interview about 250 representing companies of various nationalities, artists, researchers, universities, consultancy firms, construction companies and legal persons working in Yemen.
•    In April 2007, the Board participated in a promotional exhibition in the Investment Opportunities Conference in Yemen, Sana'a. Several investment opportunities in the mining sector were offered. This sector gained a lot of attention from by local and foreign investors. The Board's promotional efforts resulted in yielded the signature of 9 mining agreements in the field of research and exploration of some metallic and non-metallic elements.
•    In February 2007, the Board worked on the arrangement for the seminar on Geology and Mineral Wealth in the Eastern Part of Yemen- Reality and Future which was held in the city of Mukalla in cooperation with the governorate and university of Hadramawt. The Board presented promotional papers showing the investment opportunities in Yemen generally and in Hadramawt particularly.
•    Preparing and partaking in a seminar on the Investment Opportunities in Shabwah in February 2007 which was held in Ataq and was organized by the governorate of Shabwah. The Board offered an overview of the investment opportunities in the field of mineral wealth in Shabwah.
•    Participating in the preparation of the first exhibition (Assaad Al-Kamel) from 21st to 26th of June 2007 which was held in the city of Dhamar by organization of the governorate. The Board delivered samples of the industrial stones and rocks available in the governorate.
promotion4•    From 22nd to 25th of January 2008, the Board took part in the International Exhibition of Exploration and Mineral Resources Development which was held in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. The exhibition was held on a total area of 4000 m2 for the first time with the participation of over 75 international exploration and mining companies from Saudi Arabia and the MENA region and with over 600 experts and participants and businessperson’s men and women in this sector. The majority of participants were showcasing their expertise and techniques in surveillance, exploration and extraction;  attraction of new investments in the mining sector and getting to know investment opportunities, mineral applications, new exploratory techniques and latest developments.
The Board presented a display of mineral and industrial rocks samples as well as construction and decoration stones in addition to installing a promotional banner with introductory information about the Board, its objectives, Yemen geology, mineral wealth, multiple investment opportunities accompanied with some illustrative photos of quarries and mineral sediments sites. Yemen's pavilion was admired by many investors, businessmen and companies with some of them expressing their desire to invest in Yemen. There were more than 200 visitors to the The visitors of the Yemeni pavilion accounted for over 200 visitors.

• During the period from 14th to 16th of April 2008, the Board took part in the Construction and Industrial Rocks in the Arab Countries Seminar which was held in Damascus, Syria. The Board presented two work papers; one about the Basalt rocks assessment for the industry of Basalt fiber in Yemen and the other about the promising glass and ceramic raw materials in Yemen.
• During the period from 24th to 25th of November 2008, the Board joined in the workshop on Construction and Decoration Stones Exports Development which took place in Sana'a. The workshop was organized by the Higher Council for Exports' Development in cooperation with YGSMRB. The workshop lasted for two days during which the current situation and the future vision of natural stones in Yemen was overviewed through a work paper presented by the Board and another one presented by the Higher Council for Exports' Development in addition to the interpositions of the private sector. The workshop was attended by a number of Yemeni investors working in the field of construction and decoration stones, ministers and relevant governmental bodies. The Board also participated in a small exhibition in which samples of the construction and decoration stones, mineral and industrial rocks were displayed.
• From 26th to 29th of May 2008, the Board took part in the twenty fifth session of the member states in the ESCWA in Sana'a through the accompanying exhibition in which samples of the construction and decoration stones, mineral and industrial rocks were displayed beside posters containing information on the investment opportunities in mineral wealth and the regulating laws of these investments with an excerpt about Yemen's geology..etc.
promotion5• In August 2008, the Board joined the 33rd International Geology Conference which took place in Oslo, Norway. The conference was organized by the five Scandinavian Countries (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland) and the International Union of Geosciences (IUGS). The number of participants in the conference amounted to 6500 from all over the world except for the Arab states with official representation being limited to the two member countries in the IUGS; Morocco and Yemen. The Board participated in the exhibition by displaying geological maps of Yemen along with the participation in the General Assembly of the International Union of Geological Mapping. A meeting was held with Prof. Farouk Al-Baz who led the American delegation to the IUGS meetings.
promotion6• From 13th to 16th of October 2008, the Board participated in the First MENA Mining Forum in Dubai, UAE by presenting a work paper and a micro exhibition of geological maps and mineral samples. The participation was well received well by the audience either in the exhibition or in response to the work paper. The forum was organized by a number of companies and international institutions related to the mining field.
promotion7• From 23rd to 25th of November 2008, the Board took part in the 10th Arab Conference on Mineral Wealth and the Technical Exhibition. Both were held in Amman in Jordan under the royal sponsorship of HRH King Abdullah the 2nd and was were attended by several Arab ministers concerned with the mineral wealth sector. The Chairmen and representatives of companies, institutions, authorities, research centers, professional unions, universities, companies working in various fields of the mining activity were all present at the conference and the technical exhibition. Yemen's participation had the objective of introducing came in order to introduce Arab and foreign investors to the mining investment opportunities in Yemen in order to attract capital to the mining sector in Yemen. The conference represented a good opportunity for sharing of ideas about exploration, survey, extraction and promotion expertise in addition to geological research and information. The participation of HE Minister of Oil and Minerals Ameer Salim Al-Aidaroos had a significant impact on the success of Yemen's participation in the events of this important scientific gathering. The embassy of Yemen in Amman also played a role in this by the attendance of the deputy ambassador Mr. Abdullah Al-Shara'abi.

The Board presented and discussed 14 scientific papers; 10 of which were presented by YGSMRB, 3 by the mining companies operating in Yemen and one by the Project Manager of the Mining Environment Improvement in Yemen. The technical exhibition was alsoa adjoined with Yemen's pavilion containing 7 stands for the Ministry of Oil and Minerals represented in the YGSMRB and the companies working in the mining sector in the country.

The Yemeni pavilion exhibited involved samples of metallic elements, minerals, industrial rocks, construction and decoration stones in addition to promotional posters explaining showcasing the investment climate and the mining regulations in Yemen along with the mineral raw materials known there possessed, geological maps, various photos of geological deposits, the activities of the mining companies and the outcomes of their exploration works.

promotion8• During the period from 1st to 4th of March 2009, the Board participated in the events of the international conference and exhibition PDAC-2009 in Toronto, Canada. This participation came following the cooperation between the GOY and the World Bank's IFC to improve Yemen's mining sector leading to updating the mining regulations in Yemen and the development of a national mining policy. This exhibition is one of the largest and most important specialized conferences and exhibitions in the field of minerals exploration and development and the related modern technology in computer and engineering sciences. This event is usually attended by considerable numbers of mining companies, geologic survey authorities, geological and mining societies and organizations and geologic and mining services institutions with relation to exploration and development activities.

The events of PDAC in 2009 were marked by a big and diverse audience with over 20 thousand persons attending from different countries represented by Ministries of Mining, geologic authorities and public and private mining companies. Many issues related to mining were discussed with a high degree of professionalism tackling issues like marketing, relationships between the local communities and the mining companies and the increasing demand for minerals. The events were attended by over 35 countries and 22 international geologic survey authorities including only Yemen and Morocco from the Arab World. Moreover, 900 exploration and mining companies were involved in the conference from all over the world most importantly; Anglo-American, Barrick Gold Corporation, Cameco Corporation, First Uranium Corporation, Vale Inco, which currently works in Yemen, Extra Nickel, Falconbridge and Unigold.

The Board's participation was aimed at promoting the available investment opportunities in the mining sector in Yemen in order to attract global mining companies after improving the promotional capacities of the Board in cooperation with the Danish Geological Survey Board and with support of the World Bank. The promotional materials were marked with sophisticated preparation and content reflecting the geological and mineral diversity of Yemen.

The event was attended by the Yemeni ambassador in Canada Mr. Khalid Mahfouz Bahhah who visited the Yemeni pavilion and expressed his admiration of the high level of arrangement and preparation of the promotional materials by the Board. The participation of the ambassador was extremely encouraging to the Yemeni participation in this important global event as it showed the GOY's interest in the mining sector. There is no doubt that H.E's attendance motivated and reassured the international mining companies to step in and invest in the mining sector in Yemen. The Yemeni pavilion included promotional posters and brochures in English that had been prepared through the minerals promotion program in Yemen by support of the WB. The promotional materials described the investment climate, the mining regulations, the minerals possessed and the potential and promising geological prospects.
promotion9• From 20th to 22nd of May 2009, the Board took part in the international exhibition Stone Tec- 2009 which was held in Nuremberg in Germany. This exhibition is one of the largest international exhibitions in the field of natural stone industrial technologies and is set every two years with a considerable international participation. The Yemeni participation came under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Oil and Minerals, the German GTZ, the General Investment Authority and in cooperation with German friends from Bochum museum and the University of Science and Technology. The opening ceremony was attended by the Yemeni ambassador in Germany Dr Mohammed Lutf Al-Eryani. A promotional exhibition was created for Yemen involving models of Yemen's diverse and colorful construction and decoration stones all under one umbrella called "Yemen's Stone Association" under the supervision of YGSMRB. Various samples of construction and decoration stones were showcased such as marble, granite, tuff, ignimbrite, limestone, dolomite, travertine and basalt. Models of the products of other investors were also displayed. Yemen's pavilion was admired by a number of investors and interested concerned people as well as specialized companies in natural stones from different countries. They expressed their intentions and desire to come to Yemen and invest in construction and decoration stones after the distinct samples of construction and decoration stones they had seen. The visitors of the Yemeni pavilion amounted to over 500 visitors of whom staff of YGSMRB we managed to interview about 250 persons representing companies from various countries of various nationalities, artists, researchers, universities, consultancy firms, construction companies..etc.
• From 10th to 12th of October 2009, the Board participated in the Third Yemeni Expatriates Conference which took place in Sana'a. Over 400 experts, participants, researchers and businessmen and women from the Yemeni expatriates came to the conference to show the investment opportunities. The Board participated by a work paper titles 'the Investment Opportunities in the Mining Sector" in order to attract new investments in this field and introduce the up-to-date mineral applications and detection techniques.
• During the period 11-12 November 2009, the Board participated in "Aden..the World's Gate" which took place in Aden. It presented a work paper on the possible investment opportunities in the mining sector in Lahj- Abyan which are rich with minerals and industrial and construction rocks.
• From 14th to 16th of December 2009, the Board took part in the Mining Investment Opportunities in the Arab States which was carried out in Rabat in Morocco by presenting a work paper on updating the mining regulations in Yemen which led to the updating of the mines and quarries law through the Mining Environment Improvement Project which produced a national mining policy, a special taxation system for the mining sector enlisted under the Income Tax Law as well as developing the draft of the new Mines and Quarries Law in line with the international standards followed in the majority of the World's countries states in order to become more open to mining investment.
promotion10• During Over the period 25th to 27th of May 2010, the Board joined the events of the First International Stone and Tiles Exhibition in Amman, Jordan. Such event is one of the international events in the natural stone production specialty. The exhibition included exhibits from natural stones, marble, tiles, chemical products used to process stones, stone-cutters and sharpeners. The Board's participation was aimed at attracting the largest number of investors working in the field of construction and decoration stones and encouraging them to invest in this field. The participation went on as follows:
- A varied collection of construction and decoration stones of different colors and types were exhibited showcased (marble, granite, Tuff, ignimbrite, limestone, Dolomite, Travertine, and Basalt) as well as examples models of the products of other investors.
- A number of promotional posters were displayed enlisting information on the natural stones used in construction and decoration including illustrative pictures of some quarries and buildings using the Yemeni stones.
- Publications, brochures and a CD covering all the information about Yemen, its geology, the investment opportunities in the mining sector, the regulating legislations in addition to the procedures followed upon issuing licenses were distributed.
• From 21st to 26th of June 2010, the Board participated, as part of within a team with of the Ministry of Oil and Minerals in the promotional seminar related to presenting the oil and minerals investment opportunities in Yemen which was held in Seoul in South Korea. The workshop was attended by over 20 companies interested in minerals especially the metallic minerals in Yemen. Investment opportunities were promoted through booklets and brochures.
promotion11• From 25th of October to 27th 2010, the Ministry of Oil and Minerals represented by the YGSMRB participated in joined the events of the MENA Conference in Dubai in the UAE . Historically this conference is well attended by the heads of industry venture capitalist sand this gave the YGSMRB  to the opportunity to present opportunities in Yemen to key decision makers. in order to congregate the decision makers in the region with the mining companies and venture capitalists, push the still promising mining industry ahead and put the available mining investment opportunities forward before the companies.
Given the importance of this Conference which involves the MENA countries including; Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, Sudan and Maghreb countries, the Ministry, the Board and the IFC were all participating in the conference. The Ministry was represented by YGSMRB which Head of the Board of Directors delivered a general opening speech on the plans and programs adopted by GOY to improve the mining sector.

The rest of the mission was also successful with one entire session dedicated to explore Yemen's mining opportunities reality and the experience of one company operating in Yemen in the field of minerals. A geologist from South Africa presented the experience of Thani Dubai Mining Company. Another joint session with Saudi Geological Survey Board reviewed the advantages of the new law with participants from the IFC talking about their experience in Yemen and commended the responsiveness of the official parties and the local communities with the projects implemented over the past five years.

Mr. Paolo De Sa who is the highest WB official for oil, gas and minerals praised, in his lecture, the efforts made by the World Bank to support this vital sector and said that Yemen represents, in the current time, a good model with its considerable success and he noted that the WB is committed to maintain support for this sector in Yemen.

As a significant outcome of this participation, several companies were interviewed with some of them voicing their desire to invest in some minerals in Yemen. The necessary information was sent via e-mail. With respect to the participation of other countries, Afghan government efforts in mining were overviewed and Jabal Al-Saeed mine for cooper and gold was presented as a giant project and Al-Sukari mine in Egypt which has already started production. These were all introduced as successful projects in the region.

promotion12• During the period 25th to 27th of October 2010, the Board participated in the 11th Arab Conference of Mineral Wealth and the accompanying exhibition by invitation of the Libyan government. The conference was organized by the Arab Organization for Industrial Development and Mining in cooperation with the General Popular Committee for Industry, Economy and Trade under the title "Towards a Better Future for Mining Investment in the Arab Countries". The conference was attended by several Arab ministers, high-profile officials, presidents and representatives of companies, institutions, boards, research centers, professional unions, universities and mining companies operating in the Arab countries. The participation was limited to the presentation of scientific papers and a distinguished pavilion containing samples of metallic elements, minerals, industrial rocks, and construction and decoration stones in addition to promotional posters showing the investment climate and the mining regulations in Yemen and spotting the locations of mineral raw materials in Yemen. Geological maps and various photos of the geological deposits were displayed as well with a description of the activities of the mining companies operating in Yemen. Promotional brochures on the industrial minerals and rocks were also distributed among the participants.

• From 18th to 21st of October 2010, the Board participated in the Saudi Construction and Stone Exhibition 2010 which was held in Riyadh and was aimed at attracting Arab and foreign investments and capitals to work in the mining sector and also to share expertise with the participating companies. Due to the importance of such exhibition which was organized by Riyadh International Exhibitions Company, it enjoyed a wide participation from those interested in natural stones and with official sponsorship from Austria, Belgium, Egypt, India, France, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Portugal, Taiwan, Turkey and the UK.

The exhibition which lasted for four days consisted of exhibits of natural stone, marble, tiles, chemical products for stone processing, machines for cutting and sharpening as well as the construction materials, equipment of construction stones and heavy equipment for transportation.

The main purpose of the participation in the Saudi Construction and Stone Exhibition 2010 was to attract the largest number of investors working in the field of construction and decoration stones and encouraging them to invest in Yemen which possesses  many different types of high quality decorative, facing and construction stone, tremendous and diverse wealth. Therefore, the Board sought to represent Yemen through a work team from YGSMRB in order to promote the natural stones of Yemen. The participation was through a varied collection of construction and decoration stones of different colors and types (marble, granite, tuff and ignimbrite) as well as models of the products of other investors. A number of promotional posters were displayed giving enlisting information on the natural stones used in construction and decoration including illustrative pictures of some quarries and buildings using the Yemeni stones. Moreover, publications, brochures and CDs in Arabic and English covering all the information about Yemen, its geology, mineral wealth, the construction and decoration stones, the legislations regulating the utilization of mineral riches and the investment law in addition to displaying a promotional film containing photos of decoration stones, quarries, investors products and Yemeni sceneries.

More than 200 visitors attended the Yemeni pavilion. received many tremendous visits since day one with over 200 visitors. The number of those whom we managed to interview was 30 representing investors in general, Saudi companies, Arab and foreign companies, researchers, universities, consultancy firms and construction companies.

promotion13• From 18th to 19th of October 2010, the Board participated in the Third Oil, Gas and Minerals Conference which was held in Sana'a, Yemen by helping in the arrangement of the conference as a member in the Preparatory Committee. The Board also presented a work paper on the available investment opportunities in the area of mineral wealth through which a many plenty of promising opportunities were reviewed leading up to the signature of two memos of understanding to exploit the Gypsum and Manganese in Yemen. Several The companies operating in the minerals sector took part in the conference by delivering work papers and then discussing their investment experiences in Yemen.

The Board also participated in the promotional exhibition of the Conference through a special pavilion in the designated area of the Ministry of Oil and Minerals and its units. The pavilion showed samples of Yemen's diverse and colorful construction and decoration stones such as marble, granite, tuff, ignimbrite and limestone. There were also samples of various minerals, industrial stones and the products of some operational companies in Yemen. This is in addition to distributing publications, brochures and CDs with information in the English language covering all the information about Yemen, its geology, mineral wealth, the construction and decoration stones, the legislations regulating the utilization of mineral resources riches and the investment law..etc. The Board's pavilion was admired by investors and companies.
Promotion