HODEIDA December 01.2022 (Saba) - The Transport Minister, Abdulwahhab Al-Durra, and the Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and International Cooperation, Ibrahim Al-Hamli, discussed on Thursday in a meeting held at Hodeida port the needs of the Yemeni Red Sea Ports Corporation.
The meeting, attended by the Chairman of the Corporation, Captain Muhammad Abu Bakr Ishaq, reviewed the requirements of the port of Hodeida to play its role in receiving relief, food and oil ships, as well as the projects that the United Nations and international organizations have pledged to implement in the port, including the provision of cranes and bridge cranes, and marine boats to help tow ships.
At the meeting, the Minister of Transport stressed the importance of strengthening cooperation between the Transport Ministry, the Corporation and the Council for Humanitarian Affairs in a way that serves the public interest, urging the Council to communicate with donor organizations to fulfill their pledges towards the ports.
He pointed out that the Ministry and the Corporation provide facilities to the United Nations organizations and give priority to ships carrying humanitarian aid to the Yemeni people by docking at the berths of the ports of Hodeida and Al-Salif.
Al-Durra affirmed that the ports of Hodeida represent Yemen's only window to the world in the delivery of basic and oil materials to more than 70 percent of Yemenis, and more than 80 percent of humanitarian and relief aid arrives through them.
In turn, Al-Hamli stressed the importance of the humanitarian and service role of the ports of Hodeida, confirming the Council's keenness to provide the needs of the port in terms of equipment and operational mechanisms to enhance services.
For his part, Captain Ishaq appreciated the support of the Ministry and the Council, noting the importance of providing cranes, bridge cranes, marine launches, and spare parts for the port of Hodeida that need urgent maintenance to ensure the continuity of operation.
resource : Saba
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