Yemen: World Bank-administered GPOBA Helps Expand Access to Water Supply

News Release No. 2010/2

In Washington:
Cathy Russell, tel. (+1) 202 458 8124
In Sana’a:
Samra Shaibani,

Sana’a, April 12, 2010 – The World Bank, acting as administrator for the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA), has approved a grant for US$5 million for a scheme to expand access to water supply for poor households living in peri-urban areas of Yemen that are not currently served by the water network.
Around 210,000 people are expected to benefit from the scheme, including 38,000 people in the first phase of the project which will target low-income neighborhoods in Sana’a City, Ibb City, Dham-ar Governorate, and Hajah Governorate.