Yemen & IFAD Sign Agreement [Archives:1997/46/Local News]

November 17 1997

The Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation has signed an agreement with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Tuesday, November 11th in Rome. The agreement will facilitate a $12.2 million loan to support the agricultural development program at Reima in the Governorate of Sanaa. The development program includes the implementation of projects for drinking-water, asphalting the Reima-Hodeida-Taiz road, agricultural guidance, providing small loans to help local farmers and building small dams and weirs. New Diving Centers in Hodeida The Tourism Office in Hodeida has announced its plans to establish new diving centers on the Island of Kamaran of the Hodeida Red Sea coast. The centers, which are due to be opened early next year, are in Khokha and Saleef. The Tourism Office will also be developing the Tayif area, 30 km away from Hodeida, which is distinguished by its beautiful beaches and historic castle.