US supports wastewater project [Archives:2005/828/Local News]

March 28 2005

For the Yemen Times
The US has given a $492,000 grant to fund a feasibility study on wastewater collection, disposal, and treatment project for the Taiz Water and Sanitation Local Corporation.

An agreement confirming the grant was signed at Yemen's Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation on March 16.

Thomas C. Krajeski, U.S. Ambassador to Yemen, Ahmed Mohammed Sofan, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation and Mohammed Lutf al-Iryani, Minister of Water and Environment, signed the agreement on behalf of the U.S. and Yemeni governments.

Taiz is the third largest city in Yemen and is experiencing rapid growth.

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) grant will fund a feasibility study to analyze the proposed installation of a new wastewater modernization system including the preliminary detailed design of the system, recommendations on effluent reuse, sludge treatment and wastewater use and odor 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.