Posted on November 4, 2020
Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen to improve roads and other transport infrastructure
The Ministry of Transport and the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) has signed a memorandum of cooperation to develop the land, sea and air transport sector in the Republic of Yemen and improve roads in Yemeni cities.
The memorandum of cooperation was signed by the Saudi Minister of Transport Saleh Bin Nasser Al-Jasser and SDRPY Supervisor General Ambassador Mohammed Bin Saeed Al-Jaber.
The agreement is part of SDRPY efforts to develop and support civic services and vital sectors in Yemen.
Al-Jasser said the agreement would help achieve the livelihood and economic balance of Yemeni citizens and improve the quality of life through infrastructure development projects and programs.
He hoped that the agreement will achieve its desired objectives by connecting cities and governorates in the country and developing the transport sector.
Al-Jasser thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and HRH the Crown Prince for their support for the development and reconstruction of Yemen.
Ambassador A-Jaber said the memorandum of cooperation would contribute to upgrading the level of transport services in the country, which will have a positive impact on other vital sectors since the transport sector connects cities and governorates and links the country with the region and the world.
The memorandum of cooperation will also help improve the skills of transport professionals and provide technical and advisory support in the field of road maintenance.
Besides supporting the development of the transport sector, SDRPY also supports airport and port rehabilitation project, rehabilitation and development project at Al-Ghela Airport along with Aden International Airport development and rehabilitation project.
The expansion project of the Port of Aden and Socotra Airport development are some of the other plans.
SDRPY has also provided cranes to increase the handling capacity of the Mukalla port.