US Government grant support wastewater modernization project in Taiz [Archives:2005/867/Local News]

August 11 2005

The US, on behalf of the American people, awarded a $492.000 grant to fund a feasibility study on a wastewater collection, disposal, and treatment project for Taiz water and sanitation Local Corporation. The bids on the tender were conferred during a signing ceremony at the office of the governor of Taiz on Monday August 8.The honorable Nabeel Khoury, U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission to Yemen, and Mr. Mohammed Ahmed Al-Haj, Deputy Governor, Secretary General of Taiz Local Council, were present at the opening of the bids on behalf of the U.S. and Yemeni Governments, respectively.

Taiz is the third largest city in Yemen and is experiencing rapid growth. The government of Yemen is committed to the rehabilitation and installation of a new integrated waste water treatment system in Taiz to meet the current and anticipated future needs of the city. The Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) grant funds a feasibility study to analyze the proposed installation of a new wastewater modernization system including the preliminary detailed design of the system; recomendations on effluent reuse, sludge treatment, and wastewater use and odder control; and the preparation of tender documents for the project. In addition, the study will analyze current water supply and sanitation conditions in Taiz, while taking into account expected future requirements.

The U.S. Embassy encourages the economic and water development interests in Yemen and assists in funding various forms of technical assistance, feasibility studies, and training that support the development of modern infrastructure and a fair and open trading environment. The use of foreign assistance funds to support sound investment policy and decision – making in Yemen creates an encouraging environment for trade, investment and sustainable economic development.