U.S. aid to Yemen [Archives:2003/05/Local News]

February 4 2003

Al-Watan newspaper reported on an American aid plan to Yemen, labeled 416-B, to be carried out by the American Department of Agriculture.
This program began in 1999 and includes American funding of projects in public works, and development of welfare services in Yemen.
The program also includes funding the building of schools and public health centers, road paving, and developing a nationwide water system.
Total investment in the projects came to $70 million by 2002.
Some of the projects include the supply of food products like flour, soybeans, milk, and rice; the income from sale of these food products will be used to fund the agreement for American aid which was signed by the two governments in December 2002.