Yemen: Yemen’s Presidential Leadership Council, led by Rashad Al-Alimi, inaugurated 20 development projects worth SR1.2 billion ($320 million) in Hadramout province. These projects, funded by the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY), aim to address major issues in healthcare, education, transportation, and energy.
In Al-Mukalla, the capital of Hadramout, a celebratory event was held with the presence of Yemeni and Saudi officials to launch the projects. The initiatives encompass the construction of a cancer hospital, the renovation of a university hospital, the establishment of a 25-megawatt power station, and the building of roads in Al-Mukalla, Seiyun, and other Hadramout cities.
Furthermore, the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen is financing the rehabilitation of the Al-Wadea border crossing, the preservation of Shibam’s old city, the construction of schools, the renovation of the Seiyun Palace, and several agricultural and fishing projects.
The project aims to reduce the suffering of the Yemenis and will address the issues in the sectors of energy, health, education, and transportation.
Additionally, during a gathering of government officials and local dignitaries, Al-Alimi expressed his government’s commitment to decentralization in Hadramout, granting the province autonomy in governing and managing its resources. If successful, this decentralization model will extend to other provinces under government control.
“Hadramout will independently manage its finances, administration, and security, and we guarantee that all governorates will enjoy the same level of privilege. If this initiative is successful, it will be introduced to all provinces,” Al-Alimi said.
Furthermore, the Hadramout Governor, Mabkout bin Madhi expressed gratitude to Saudi Arabia for its support and called upon the Yemeni government to address the deteriorating services, rising food prices, and instability of the Yemeni riyal.
Al-Alimi, accompanied by his advisers and ministers, arrived in Al-Mukalla, marking his first visit since the establishment of the presidential council in April 2022.