Netherlands supports Yemen’s water sector [Archives:2005/857/Local News]

July 7 2005

SANA'A- Two cooperation agreements were signed last Saturday at the Yemeni Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation by the governments of Yemen and Netherlands.

Under the agreements, the government of Netherlands offered YR 915 million in support to rural water projects in Yemen. The grant comes as part of the Dutch support to Yemen for the year 2005.

YR455 million out of the total amount was allocated for the projects of rural water and the General Authority for Human Resources.

The projects, from which around 96,730 people will benefit, are scattered in the governorates of Taiz, Ibb, Abyan, Hodeida and Hajjah. Covered by the grant is equipping a new building annexed to rural water project.

The support allocated for the General Corporation for Water Resources will spend on expanding the network of water surveillance and upgrading the base and the center of water information, as well as conducting studies and plans for water management.