The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen ( SDRPY ) has announced the beginning of its office in the Governorate of Saada north of the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, and the start of development projects in the province. It includes appointed Mr. Saeed Alzahrani as Saada office director.
The Supervisor of SDRPY, Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed bin Saeed Al Jaber, stated in a press statement that “the beginning of the office in the province of Saada is happening within the plan of the development program, which includes all Yemeni provinces and also extends to every inch of the brotherly Republic of Yemen. Saada is among those governorates which have obtained the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen which affirmed their belief in the significance of the program and its role in assisting all Yemenis .”
Al Jaber noted that, in spite of its short life of 9 months, SDRPY had previously launched or implemented a lot more than 68 development projects in seven essential sectors: healthcare, education, agriculture and fisheries, water, electricity, transport, and security and residential building development. He added that the program was not restricted to supporting the Yemeni the people of these sectors alone, but additionally extended to assistance for the Yemeni government through an oil derivatives grant worth USD 60 million per month, adding significantly to a reduction of the burden on the Yemeni government budget. The monthly grant needed allowed power stations to still operate and had solved the problem of regular power outages in a lot of Yemeni provinces.
He additional that SDRPY’s Saada office had previously begun to carry out field visits, such as to the directorates of Wadi Al Fara and also Kataf in Saada Governorate to evaluate the circumstance in these districts and immediately begin important interventions to assist Yemenis in need.
For his part, SDRPY Saada Office Director Saeed Alzahrani declared that his tour in past times two days had included roads, bridges, farms, wells, schools, health centers, and electrical power stations, as well as the Dar Al-Hadith Center for Islamic Studies in Abu Jbara Valley, that have been destroyed.