Ethiopia assigns UNOPS to implement $300 mln recovery program in Tigray

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Ministry of Finance (MoF) announced Tuesday that the government has assigned the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) to implement the World Bank-funded recovery program in Tigray region.

The government signs a Third-Party Implementation Agreement with the UNOPA for the implementation of the program, according to a statement from MoF.

The agreement has been signed by Ahmed Shide, Minister of Finance and Werknesh Mekonen, representative of the UNOPS.

The program is financed by the World Bank, which has granted $300 million for reconstruction works in conflict-hit areas.  UNOPA is tasked to rebuild and improve access to basic services and climate-resilient community infrastructure in Tigray region.

UNOPS will also provide rapid response services to communities in Tigray and reconstruct basic service for communities affected by the conflict, according to MoF.

Improving access to multi-sectoral response services for Gender-Based Violence (GBV) survivors; in selected conflict-affected communities in Ethiopia are among the objectives of the WB-financed project.

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