Taiz-Saber Mountain Road Inauguration Put off [Archives:2000/23/Local News]

June 5 2000

The Saudi Telecommunication Minister’s visit to Yemen to inaugurate the project of Taiz-Saber Mountain road was canceled for unknown reasons. It is reported that his visit was canceled after news about President Saleh’s visit to Germany accompanied by a high-ranking delegation.
The project cost $13,2 million and was funded by His Excellency Emir Sultan bin Abdulaziz, second deputy premier in Saudi Arabia. Construction of the project, which took more than two years to finish, was implemented by Sheba Company for Trade and Construction. The project will very much boost the tourist drive to the mountain which embraces the city and to Sheikh Zaid bin Sultan’s National Park located at top of the mountain.