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Transport Minister discusses with WFP acting resident representative support Hodeida port rehabilitation

Transport Minister discusses with WFP acting resident representative support Hodeida port rehabilitation

[04/January/2017]

SANA'A, Jan. 04 (Saba) – Transport Minister Zakaria al-Shami discussed on Wednesday with the World Food Programme ( WFP) resident representative in Yemen Adham Muslim the support that would be provided by the programme to rehabilitate Hodeida port.

The meeting dealt with the possibility of renovating the fixed cranes at the port and purchase of large cranes which destroyed by the US-Saudi aggression warplanes on the port. In addition to maintenance roads and bridges between Sana'a and Hodeida provinces.

The meeting reviewed the difficulties facing the transportation food and humanitarian aid provided by the WFP for Yemen's provinces, in particular Taiz province.

The minister praised the humanitarian role played by the WFP in Yemen in support of food and other humanitarian aid.

He pointed out the need to develop a mechanism of transferring food and coordination in advance to avoid a delay in the delivery of humanitarian aid provided by the programme' trucks to some provinces.

The Minister of Transport affirmed the ministry's keenness to overcome the difficulties faced by programme, especially in human side.

He called on all organizations and the international community, particularly the United Nations to lift the ban on Yemen at the forefront of air embargo and opening Sana'a International Airport.

Meanwhile, chairman of General Authority of Civil Aviation and Meteorology Mohammed Abdul-Qader said that Sana'a International Airport is able to receive trade, commercial and humanitarian relief flights despite the constant bombardment on it.

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