U.S. grants $492,000 for Taiz wastewater project [Archives:2005/868/Local News]

August 15 2005

TAIZ- Envelopes of bids offered by seven consultant companies for conducting a study on the project of wastewater in west and north areas of Taiz were opened last week at the Local Foundation and Sanitation hall.

The U.S. Trade Development Agency with the aim to treat the wastewater to be used for agriculture and desalinate the sanitary water in different parts of Taiz funds the $492-thousand project, which is implemented by the World Bank.

Mr. Mohamed al-Haj, Secretary General of Local Councils gave a speech, focusing on the developing ties between Yemen and the United States in political, security, economic and social areas. He indicated the areas of cooperation and grants offered by the U.S. as a kind of support for Yemen's development efforts, mainly those dedicated for water and sanitation.

On his part, Hussein Thabet al-Hout, General Manager of Taiz Local Corporation for Water and Sanitation stated that his corporation and all Taiz population are indebted to the U.S. government for giving a lavish support for such a vital project.

Mr Nabil Khori, Deputy U.S. Ambassador to Yemen said, This is my second visit to Taiz and prior to it I paid a visit to get acquainted with the city. I am happy at this visit and have the pleasure to deliver the $500 thousand offered by the U.S. Trade Development Agency for conducting a study on the project of waster water.