Japan Supports Kitab’s Water Project [Archives:2000/09/Local News]

February 28 2000

Within the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects’ scheme, an agreement to support a community-based water project in Kitab in the governorate of IBB was singed on Saturday 26 by the representative of the Kitab Water Committee and Mr. Akira Hoshi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Yemen at the Japanese Embassy. The grant, which totals up to US$ 15,714, will be spent on the purchase of a diesel engine and a water meter for water conservation. It is worth mentioning that the German Embassy in Sanaa has already funded the purchase of a pump, for the use of which the diesel engine will be installed. The local community has taken responsibility for digging a well and constructing other relevant facilities. Small-scale community-based projects target basic human ned fields such as health, education and water.