Progress in Electric Supply [Archives:1997/49/Local News]

December 8 1997

The Minister of Electricity and Water, Mr. Ali Hameed Sharaf, is in Washington. He has just concluded a US$ 51 million loan deal with the World Bank, which will finance the Dhahban Electric Plant. Situated in the outskirts of Sanaa city, the plant is seen as an emergency supply unit to feed the rising energy needs of Sanaa. An Italian firm, Ansaldo, picked up the contract. At another level, a French firm has completed last week the installation of the Mukalla generators. That deal cost US$ 7 million. Electric supply in Yemen has relatively stabilized over the last few months.