SANA'A February 05. 2023 (Saba) -The Minister of Transport, Abdul Wahhab Al-Durra, affirmed that the United Nations disavowed its commitment to emptying the floating oil tank "Safer" and replacing it with a new one.
According to the agreement concluded in March 2022 AD with the Committee for the Implementation of the Urgent Maintenance Agreement and the Comprehensive Assessment of the Tank.
Al-Durra stated that the United Nations is deliberately keeping the status of the floating reservoir as it is, to request more funding from donor and non-donor countries, despite obtaining the full amount that it specified at $85 million from donor countries and other countries that contributed to avoid the major environmental disaster that will befall all countries surrounding the Red Sea, up to Suez Canal, and beyond.
He said, "The funding of the United Nations is ready, and it promised to implement it at the beginning of the year 2023 AD, and we are in the month of February, and we have not noticed any movement for replacement until this moment."
Al-Durra indicated that the United Nations Coordinator in Yemen, William David Gressly, announced in November 2022 that work on emptying and replacing Safer tank with a new tank would begin in early 2023.
He was surprised by the recent statement of the United Nations Deputy Spokesperson, Farhan Haq, in which he declared that the United Nations needed an additional $20 million to start the process of transporting crude oil from the reservoir.
Al-Durra once again held the United Nations responsible for what might happen in the event of a tank explosion or oil leakage, which has catastrophic repercussions on the environment, marine wealth and other problems that have dire consequences.
resource : SABA
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