WB: YCGSI symbol of private sector [Archives:2005/819/Local News]

February 24 2005

Taiz Bureau
The World Bank (WB) praised the efforts expended by the Yemeni Company for Ghee and Soap Industries (YCGSI) in combating poverty and in the fields of environment and health by implementing the 'Fighting Bilharzias' Project in a number of Yemeni areas. The bank considered the YCGSI a symbol of the involvement of the private sector in Yemen's development.

This comes after the a field study was conducted on means to combat poverty in Taiz which was carried out by a team from the WB including Mr. Behret Dahia, WB urban Specialist and Mrs. Rosanna Nitti, Capacity Building Specialist at the WB Middle East and North Africa.

The study was followed by a workshop, which was attended by Governor of Taiz Ahmad Al-Hajiri, Manager of Trade Administration at the Hail Group Abdullah Sa'eed, and Manager of the YCGSI Shukri Al-Furais as well as a number of local council members from all over Taiz.

The workshop discussed many subjects related to environmental pollution and the proliferation of bilharzias