Mr. Fayyaz Ahmed, UNOPS Representative to Yemen, attended a workshop organised by the Ministry of Water and Environment to discuss the final designs to replace water ducts in Sana’a Sayla. The project will be funded by UNICEF and implemented by UNOPS.

Mr. Fayyaz stressed on the importance of working as one team to accomplish this sanitation project with high quality and standards. Wastewater represents a threat to people the environment. In addition, the historical and cultural importance of the old city of Sana’a cannot be overestimated.

UNICEF Representative, Ms. Sarah Nyanti noted to the importance of this workshop to examine the final designs and to discuss the contents of the study.  Ms. Nyati commended the coordination and partnership with the Ministry of Water and Environment to implement the project on replacing the waste water network, especially given the recent outbreak of Cholera, the increasing population of the Capital Sana’a and the influx of displaced people to the Capital.

Coordination is underway with UNOPS and stakeholders to replace the sanitation network in the Capital as the current asbestos network is obsolete.

The workshop saw interventions and discussions by different stakeholders emphasising the importance of this project and appreciating the efforts and facilitation by the Ministry of Water and Environment for accelerating the implementation of the project.

The workshop was attended by officials from the Ministry of Water and Environment, the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, Capital Sana’a Municipality, and experts of water and sanitation from UNICEF and UNOPS.