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PM inspects, opens infrastructure projects in Sana'a.

SANA'A, Jan. 10 (Saba) -- Prime Minister Khaled Bahah on Saturday opened and inspected the work in a number of development projects related to infrastructure in the capital Sana'a.

The premier along with Mayor of the Capital Abdel Qader Helal inaugurated the work in the sixth and final phase of the north main water road project, which extends from the Military Academy to Sana'a Airport, with a total length of 9,270 meters, at a total cost of $ 27.814 million, co-financed by the government by 20 percent and by the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) by 80 percent.

The prime minister urged the executing companies to abide by the implementation period set for 19 months, as well as the technical specifications for projects and standards of safety and security. He directed the Finance Ministry to take its procedures with regard to providing the local component allocations of the project and other externally funded projects.

At the same context, the prime minister got acquainted with the fifth phase of the project, which includes the main water road from al-Hasabah area to al-Nasr Street, which was accomplished last year at a cost of $ 16.7 million and financed by AFESD.

Bahah and Helal inspected the ongoing work in the implementation of the first part of the south-western water road within the project to protect Sana'a City from floods, which its cost reaches $ 9.8 million and co-financed by the Social Fund for Development (SFD) by 80 percent and by the government by 20 percent.

During the inspection visit, the prime minister urged the acceleration of completing the studies for the remaining of flood water drainage projects in south and east of the capital.

Moreover, the prime minster and the capital's mayor also inspected the workflow in a number of main crossroads projects in the capital Sana'a, including the intersection of Hadda Street with Beirut Street and Taiz Street with Al-Safyah Road, with a total cost of over $ 22.5 ,which co-financed by the government and AFESD.

The premier stressed the need to accelerate the completion of those projects as soon as possible so as to take advantage of them integrally in easing the traffic movement.

Furthermore, the prime minister was briefed on the graphics and designs of the fourth phase of the infrastructure development projects in Sana'a city, which include the establishment of bridges and tunnels in eight targeted sites with a total cost estimated at $ 74 million.


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Publication:Yemen News Agency (SABA)
Date:Jan 10, 2015
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