Water crisis discussed [Archives:2002/41/Local News]

October 7 2002

Creating a government ministry for water is among the suggestions of a water development official as Yemen tries to deal with its impending shortage.
E. Gamal M. Abdu, chairman of the General Authority of Water Resources, said a new ministry would help deal with issue.
He recently lead a workshop in Sana’a focusing on the threat Yemen’s water shortage.
He spoke about what has been achieved so far to deal with the problem, indicating that the state has conducted many administrative and institutional reforms which have resulted in establishing an independent national water authority.
It is accountable to the cabinet directly, trains local cadres and reforms the water sector administrative board.
“There is also another workshop to be held for governors of the republic to discuss water problems in Yemen,” he said.