Water & Elec. Seminar [Archives:1997/47/Local News]

November 24 1997

The “Institutional Options and Private Sector Participation in the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector in Yemen,” is the title of a seminar that was opened in Sanaa on Saturday, November 22nd. The four-day seminar is sponsored by the Ministry of Electricity and Water, the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and the Economic Development Institute (EDI) of the World Bank. The Foreign Minister, Dr. Abdulakrim Al-Iryani stressed the need to extend water and sanitation services to as many people in Yemen as possible. He also emphasized the importance of environmental education through schools and the media in order to raise public awareness regarding public hygiene and water conservation. The opening session was also attended by the Minister of Electricity and Water, the Dutch Ambassador to Sanaa, the World Bank representative and many businessmen and entrepreneurs.