Minister of Public Works, the Vice Chairman of the Coordination and Follow-up Committee on Development Projects, Moeen Abdul-Malik, and the Saudi Ambassador to Yemen, the supervisor of the Yemen Reconstruction Program Mohamed Al Jaber, have announced the start of emergency relief and development programs in Yemen's Socotra archipelago.
In a press conference held in Socotra today, Abdul-Malik highlighted President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's keenness and follow-up on the Committee's mission, in support of which King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and his Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia have issued directives.
On his part, Al Jaber said that his visit to Socotra province comes under the directives of King Salman and in coordination with Hadi to launch the reconstruction program in the archipelago.
As a government-held province, Socotra will be the first to witness the takeoff of the Yemen infrastructure program in the areas of electricity, water, health, education, roads, agriculture and fisheries.
"Today, (a Saudi) humanitarian airlift has been launched as with three aircraft loaded with 20 tons of food and medicine have arrived," said Al Jaber said. He affirmed that the aid airlift will continue until all the requirements of Socotra people are met.
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