WB president, local officials tour Taiz [Archives:2005/818/Local News]

February 21 2005

Taiz Bureau
World Bank chairman James Dwolfensonn, along with Ahmed Soufan, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation and Judge Ahmed al-Hajri, Taiz Governor conducted a visit to the Project of Municipal Amelioration and Protecting Taiz from Torrents Disasters.

The WB has contributed some $76 million to the project for phases I and II. About 85 per cent of the second phase has been achieved.

Other projects in different areas in Taiz were visited including housing project which consists of 240 housing unit with facilities at a cost of $2.7 million.

The officials went on a trip to Taiz suburbs seeing the urban expansion and tourist attractions of the city.

They also visited the photo and data show prepared by the PMAPTT, Public Works' Project and Social Fund for Development displaying graphs and photos on projects implemented co-financed by the WB.

The officials also visited Martyr Ne'amah Rassam Girl School where they were received by Dr. Mahdi Abdul-Salam, Director of the Province Education Office.

The WB official attended a number of cultural activities and reviewed a show for girl's drawings and handcrafts. He also reviewed list of educational projects to which the WB contributed.

There are future projects such as construction of more educational establishments and complexes in addition to a campaign to raise awareness and linking the community to the school so as to encourage girls to go to schools. There is also a plan to equip schools with language, computer and scientific labs.