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Yemen: Al-Alimi Inaugurates 20 Saudi-Funded Projects

Chairman of Yemen’s Presidential Leadership Council Rashad Al-Alimi inaugurated 20 development projects in Hadramout on Sunday. The projects, funded by the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY), are aimed at alleviating the suffering of Yemenis by addressing major issues in the health, education, transportation, and energy sectors.

The projected costed around SAR1.2 billion ($320 million) and they include the establishment of a cancer hospital, restoration of a university hospital, establishing a 25-megawatt power station, and the construction of roads in Yemen’s Al-Mukalla, Seiyun, and other Hadramout cities.

The SDRPY is also funding the rehabilitation of the Al-Wadea border crossing with Saudi Arabia, the preservation of Shibam’s old city, the construction of two schools, the restoration of Seiyun Palace, and several agricultural and fishing projects.

Al-Alimi said that his government would begin implementing decentralization in Hadramout by enabling the province to govern and manage its own resources. If the decentralization succeeds in Hadramout, he said, other provinces under government control will follow suit.

“Hadramout will independently manage its finances, administration, and security, and we guarantee that all governorates will enjoy the same level of privilege,” Al-Alimi said. “If this initiative is successful, it will be introduced to all provinces.”

Yemen’s Hadramout Governor Mabkout bin Madhi lauded the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for funding these projects and called on the Yemeni government to repair restore services, tackle the rising food and commodities’ prices, and stabilize the Yemeni riyal.

The Yemeni leader, accompanied by his advisers and government ministers, landed in Al-Mukalla on Saturday for the first time since the creation of the presidential council in April 2022.

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