US Ambassador Inspects Sa’ila Project [Archives:2002/04/Local News]
On January 24, 2002, Ambassador Edmund J. Hull, accompanied by the Mayor of Sana’a, Ahmed Mohammed al-Kohlani, and the Secretary General of the Sana’a Local Council, Jamal al-Khowlani, visited the US-funded Sa’ila Project, which is considered one of the most important infrastructure projects currently underway in Sana’a.
The project to renovate the Sa’ila is in its second phase. The Ambassador and the Mayor surveyed plans for the project’s third stage, which stretches to four km (from Subeiri Street to 60 Meter Road). The renovated Sa’ila will have two bridges for vehicles and seven for pedestrians. Both the Ambassador and the Mayor agreed that the needs of people living near the Sa’ila must be taken into consideration. For this reason, future plans will call for the construction of a soccer field so that neighborhood children will not be disadvantaged by losing their current one. the US Government, which contributed to the funding of Phase One and completely funded Phase Two, is in the final stages of discussion with Ministry of Planning and Development on funding Stage Three. Once completed, Sa’ila Project will have a direct impact on the lives of thousands of inhabitants of the City of Sana’a. In addition to improving environmental and sanitary conditions in central Sana’a,” the Ambassador said the Project would also make the beautiful city even more beautiful. It may also help attract tourism and other forms of investment to Sana’a. He added that he was pleased that the United States could help Yemen preserve and modernize its wonderful traditional architectural heritage.