YEMEN Press Agency

Hodeidah port needs urgent rehabilitation projects: Red Sea Ports Corporation Chairman

HODEIDAH, Jan. 21 (YPA) – Chairman of the Yemeni Red Sea Ports Corporation Mohammed Ishaq on Tuesday said that the port of Hodeidah receives 70% of humanitarian aid provided by international humanitarian organizations and needs urgent rehabilitation projects.

During his meeting with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)’s Deputy Representative Nahid Hussein, Ishaq stressed the need to implement the first stage of the projects matrix for the rehabilitation of the port and providing it with the required equipment to ensure better navigation services.

Ishaq said that the phase of assessment, studies and plans by the organization and the UNDP has took a long time, indicating that the Ministry of Transport represented by the Corporation presented to the program early last year an integrated matrix of the essential needs of the port attached with graphs and technical maps, with the aim of speeding implementation.

He confirmed that the Ministry and the Corporation provided all facilities for Dutch experts and technicians of the program.

The UNDP official assured that the current year would witness the implementation of the projects on the ground, praising the facilities provided by the Ministry and the Corporation in all fields.