YEMEN Press Agency

Sanaa appreciates efforts made to save environment in Red Sea

SANAA, June 01 (YPA) – The Minister of Transport in the Sanaa government, Abdulwahhab Yahya al-Durra, on Thursday appreciated the efforts of the supervisory committee and United Nations to implement the plan to replace the floating crude oil tank (Safer ship) to save the marine environment in the Red Sea.

This came during his meeting in Sanaa with the World Food Program (WFP) representative in Yemen, Richard Devan, and representatives of the Office of the UN Envoy to Yemen and humanitarian organizations operating in the country.

“Today we are in the first step of the last stage in order to save the floating reservoir and prevent an environmental disaster that may be the largest in history,” al-Durra said.

The Transport Minister stressed the need to adhere to the plan and not delay, urging all parties to act with humanity and impartiality to overcome the effects of the aggression and economic blockade that the country has been going through for nine years.

In turn, the WFP representative emphasized the importance of humanitarian work and joint cooperation with the Ministry of Transport to meet the needs of the Yemeni people.