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Agricultural and Fisheries Development in the Hadramout Coastal Area (Yemen)


Titre : Agricultural and Fisheries Development in the Hadramout Coastal Area (Yemen)

Pays de réalisation : Yemen

Date d’approbation : 27/03/2007

Bénéficiaire : Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, and Ministry of Fisheries Wealth

The project aims at developing and increasing the agricultural and fisheries production in the coastal area of Hadramout Governorate. This is to be achieved by improving the management of water resources and the construction of the required facilities in the existing Al-Shahar fishing harbour. It also aims at alleviating poverty, improving the living conditions of the population in the project area and creating new employment opportunities

The project, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2012, comprises two complementary parts : Agricultural Development and Al-Shahar Fishing Harbour.

* Agricultural Development : This part includes construction of dams, introduction of modern irrigation systems, provision of effective extension and veterinary services, and provision of engineering services and technical support. - Dams : This includes the construction of eight dams of different types (earth, rock fill, roll-compacted concrete and masonry) with a total storage capacity of about 19.4 million m3 and an annual safe yield of about 5.1 million m3. It also includes the hydro-mechanical equipment and the pipelines to control and convey water to the irrigation areas. - Irrigation Works : This includes all the necessary works to develop about 720 ha of agricultural land and consists of construction of water intakes and laying of 2700 km of plastic pipes for drip irrigation. - Technical Services : This includes the consultancy services required for revision of the preliminary studies, preparation of detailed designs and for supervision of implementation of this part of the project. - Extension : It includes the rehabilitation of the existing fruit trees nursery, the establishment of an irrigation demonstration farm and a beekeeping center with a laboratory and training facilities, the construction of three veterinary centers and the required support to the unit in charge of the sub-project implementation.
* Al-Shahar Fishing Harbour : This part consists of the following two major components :

Coût du projet : KD 14.7 million
Montant du prêt : KD 12,0 million
(*) 1 KD is equivalant to about = 3.3227 USD

Financement : The Arab Fund’s loan covers about 81.8% of the total project cost. The beneficiary farmers will cover about 4.0% of the total cost, and the Yemeni Government will cover the remaining cost of the project and any additional cost..

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