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Yemen - Integrated Urban Development Project (Arabic)

The objectives of the Integrated Urban Development Project for Yemen are to: (i) improve access to basic services in select informal settlements in urban areas in Taiz; and (ii) strengthen dialogue on a national framework for urban upgrading. There are three components to the project, the first component being infrastructure in Taiz. This component will finance provision of goods, works, and consultants' services for the upgrading of public infrastructure in selected settlements in Taiz, including road and pedestrian ways, water, drainage and sewage systems, and street lighting. The initially selected settlements include: (1) Al-Maftash, (2) Madinet Al-Nour, and (3) Al-Haraziya and Al-Arous. The second component is the institutional strengthening and capacity building. Provision of goods, training and consultants' services for: (a) strengthening the dialogue on a national framework for urban upgrading including through the identification of an appropriate line ministry for urban upgrading, strengthening the knowledge base on informal settlements, the establishment of guidelines for identifying areas in need of upgrading, and the development of a short and medium-term plan for investment planning, implementation of an awareness-raising campaign and capacity building; and (b) building government capacity in Taiz for carrying out urban upgrading, including establishment of and support for a core geographic information system unit in the Governor's office, the development of a public land inventory and information technology systems and provision of goods to Taiz governorate to operate the Accounting-based Financial Management Information System (AFMIS). Finally, the third component is the project management.

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Yemen - Integrated Urban Development Project (Arabic). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/935551468339550215/Yemen-Integrated-Urban-Development-Project