YEMEN Press Agency

“Safer” agreement committee calls on UN to review its plan

SANAA, Jul. 15 (YPA) – The Supervisory Committee for the Implementation of Safer Agreement said on Thursday that the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) pledged to submit an alternative plan compatible with the agreement for the maintenance and evaluation of Safer floating tank.

The Committee indicated in a statement issued by it today that it was surprised that the UNOPS handed over a new plan that included the same previous plan that did not conform to the agreement, with only the date of the document changed.

The Committee expressed its regret over the failure of UNOPS to comply with the agreement signed in November 2020, and its insistence on wasting time and funds allocated to the project in fruitless meetings and discussions.

The statement clarified that the situation of the Safer floating reservoir has become worse than it was when the agreement was signed, and the chances of an environmental disaster in the Red Sea have increased.

The statement called on the United Nations to review the text of the agreement and the plan submitted by UNOPS to correct it, otherwise it will bear full responsible for the imminent environmental catastrophe in the Red Sea.

The Committee stressed that the situation of the reservoir calls for urgent and serious action to avoid a potential disaster, because time no longer allows for procrastination and delay.