SANA’A, Transport Minister Zakaria al-Shami met here on Sunday with Deputy Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Nahid Hussein and UNDP Peace Support Operations Unit Team Director Tsunetaka Tsuchiya.
In the meeting, they discussed the projects that the program would implement in 2021 at Yemen Red Sea Ports Corporation (YRSPC), particularly facilities that were hit by the aggression at Hodeida port and their rehabilitation as stipulated in the Stockholm Agreement.
They touched on the difficulties encountered in the implementation of projects in the port of Hodeida, the most prominent of which is preventing the entry of supplies for technical maintenance and operating equipment due to the aggression.
The Minister expressed the hope that the implementation of the projects would begin early next year, especially after the completion of technical studies for such projects.
Al-Shami indicated that the port of Hodeida provides maritime shipping services to United Nations organizations and humanitarian organizations operating in Yemen and works around the clock.
He affirmed the YRSPC is ready to provide technical and professional facilities for UNDP to implement projects.
On their part, the UNDP Deputy Resident Representative and the Peace Support Operations Unit team director confirmed that the program will start implementing projects during the year 2021 in Hodeida port.
Hussein and Tsuchiya pointed to the importance of the port of Hodeida in providing essential aid to the Yemeni people and alleviating suffering in light of the catastrophic conditions it is going through.
They also stressed that some of what was agreed upon and the other are offered for tenders and will be purchased soon.
Source: Yemen News Agency