UNOPS Inaugurates Solar-powered Lighting Project in Number of Streets in Sana’a

The United Nations Office for Project Services inaugurated on January 25, 2020 a number of solar-powered lighting projects in the main streets in Sana’a at a cost of USD $2,447,000 (Two million and four hundred forty-seven thousand united states dollars).

The project, funded by the World Bank through UNOPS includes the supply, installation, and solar-powered lighting of AL-Sabain Square, Airport Street, Haddah Street, AL-Zubairi Street and other main streets in the capital secretariat under the Yemen Integrated Urban Services Emergency Project.  

The team UNOPS emphasized during the inauguration that the project is the embodiment of 2020 economic recovery program, funded by the World Bank. The recovery program aims to improve basic services, including the opening of development and services projects to help alleviate the suffering of the people in light of the current crisis.

In turn, the Director of Urban Project, Fayyaz Rasoul, and the programme adviser, Dr, Khaldoon Mohammed, in UNOPS stressed on the importance of the project of lighting the main streets in the capital and its role in enhancing the mechanism of providing services to the people.

It is worth mentioning that 522 new lampposts and two thousand solar-powered lamps have been installed at different locations on Haddah street, from AL-Balqah junction to AL-Mesbahi junction. In addition, lampposts and lamps were installed on Zubairi Street, from Bab AL-Yemen to Aser junction and from 14 October Street up to AL- Khamseen Street.    AL-Sabain Stret, AL-Shortah Street up to AL-Saah junction, Airport Street up to airport lounge also were supplied with solar-powered lighting.


The  Integrated Urban Services Emergency Project for Yemen aims to restore access to critical urban services in selected cities within the Republic of Yemen. The project will be implemented through UNOPS with local partners: Public Works Project, Road Maintenance Fund, International Projects Implementation Unit, Urban Water Projects Management Unit, and General Service Establishments.