Improving rural trek roads for pedestrians and animal transport in Bura Protected Area
Improving rural trek roads for pedestrians and animal transport in Bura Protected Area
Al-Maghareb group of villages of Bani Suleiman, Bura district is located above Bura protected area. The villages are considered an important area for coffee plantation in the small terraces built against mountain sharp slopes. The topographical nature of the mountain made it difficult to build a road hence cars cannot reach villages. Local communities are using animals for transportation of good and crops to and from villages. The excising road is also very difficult for animal carrying goods to reach villages due to sharp slopes. This made animal to suffer during the course of carrying loads up and down the slopes. The only animal can climb with difficulties are donkey. This made it very expensive and limited supply.
Local communities are proposing to build an easy road with easy trek so that Camels and donkeys can easily climb when loaded with goods. A total of 3.6Km of mountain trek roads network will be built to serve several villages. All proposed roads are connecting the villages with the end of the paved road in Bura protected area. The road will enable animal to use the road up and down with ease and safe. Hence reducing the cost of transportation of community needs and bringing their coffee crop with lower cost. Tourists and trekkers will use the road leading to the rest of Bura region.
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Project Snapshot

Al-Amal Charitable Society
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 12,846.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 11,465.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
Community in Bura value the importance of the trek road as the only mean to reach their village and to deliver their supplies. Community will participate in the execution of the labour work to vbuild the road.
Policy Influence
Government policies in Protected Areas is to maintain the eco-system undisturbed while considering improving local communities livelihood. Hence project facilitate eco-transportation of communities' supplies using animal transport through safer roads and to increase the use of rural trek road by tourist to promote the conservation of biodiversity in Bura protected Area.
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Number of innovations or new technologies developed/applied 3

Grantee Contact

Mr. Qasim Qasim Ahmed Al-Sabak
Phone: 777751240


Bani Sulaiman, Al-Maghareb, Bura
Bura , Hodiedah Governorate ,

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Omar Ali Saeed Al Saghier
+ 967 448605 Extn. 440
+ 967 448841
Mr. Bashar Sallam
00967 (1) 448605/6 Extn. 441


C/o UNDP, 60 meter Road, P. O. Box 551
Sana'a, Sana'a