World Bank Backs Yemen Urban Development Projects

The World Bank will provide a total of USD35 million to help promote economic growth and social and human development in three port cities in Yemen.

The loan will support the country’s Second Port Cities Development project, which seeks to improve access to and efficiency of public infrastructure in the port cities of Hodeidah, Aden and Mukalla.

The Washington-based lender is also providing USD22 million for Yemen’s integrated urban development project. This project seeks improvements in the delivery of basic services to people living in informal urban settlements in the governorate of Taiz. It includes upgrading roads, pedestrian ways, water facilities, drainage and sewage systems and street lighting in select informal settlements.

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