RIYADH, December 19, 2018 – The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) launched this week a series of projects in the energy, water, education and transportation sectors in Al-Mahra Governorate. the easternmost province of Yemen.
The education sector enjoyed the largest share of the projects, where 192,000 books were printed for elementary schools from the first until the sixth grade; which were distributed to students in Al-Mahra. SDRPY also provided 10,000 school bags, 6,000 desks, and 12 30-passenger school buses. The materials will benefit some 26,000 students in150 schools throughout the governorate.
“Children do not belong on battlefields or in the workplace, but in school,” said Al-Mahra Secretary-General Nemar. “Education is not only vital to the development of the youth but the country itself, and the road to happy, healthy, productive citizens starts in the classroom,” Nemar noted. “We thank the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for helping us to educate tens of thousands of children in Mahra.”
In the energy and water sector, 15 water tanks and a 264 KW generator were unveiled. The program also provided a winch with capacity of five tons and a crane with the capacity of 30 tons, as well as an ambulance and a fire truck for the al-Ghayda airport.
“The Kingdom’s leadership is keen to provide what is needed by the brotherly Yemeni people and will not hesitate to offer humanitarian and developmental support in all sectors,” said Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed bin Saeed Al Jaber, the Supervisor of SDRPY.
The program’s representatives are currently conducting an on-the-ground inspection of all executed projects in Mahra.
SDRPY projects inspected include:
- A new 12-classroom primary school in Nishtun, which is being constructed in line with the specific requests of local residents
- 10 recently-dug wells and a 20-km water conveyor line connecting Wadi Fouri to Wadi Jiza, from which it will enter the distribution network serviced by the largest water tanker in Yemen
- A newly constructed dialysis center, operating room and ICU at Al Ghaydah Central Hospital
- The expansion and improvement of Nishtun port through the provision of a 264-kW generator (KVA330), 30-ton crane and 5-ton forklift
- The delivery of fifteen 5,000-liter Mitsubishi tanker trucks.