European Commission Helps Yemen [Archives:1999/33/Local News]

August 16 1999

A civil works contract of $US 5.2 was signed on Tuesday, August 10 concerning the Tihama V- Barquqa Irrigation System. The contract will be financed from a 7.3 million EURO commitment made by the European Commission in favor of Yemen. It provides for the construction of a 100 m long concrete weir (division structure) and closure dike, a 7.8 km main canal, a 3.7 km secondary canal, a major wadi crossing siphon and a number of drop structures, bridges and flow off-takes. The project location is Wadi Siham, 40 km North of Hodeidah. The Tihama Development Authority is in charge of implementing this project. The construction period is estimated at 2 years. The contract was signed by the Yemeni Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation and the European Commission Technical Advisory Office in Sanaa, Rainer Freund.