UAE ships 12,000t diesel for power plants in Hadramaut, Yemen
Diesel shipped to Mukalla Port after power plants nearly stopped operating following fuel shortages
A UAE cargo ship carrying 12,000 tonnes (t) of diesel arrived in the Yemeni port of Mukalla, Hadramaut to refuel engine generators at power stations that nearly stopped operating after running out of fuel.
Hadramaut’s Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) representative, Humaid Rashid Al Shamsi, told the UAE's state news agency Wam that the ship was the first in a series of vehicles scheduled to arrive at the port in the near future to help maintain local energy needs.
With the support of the UAE, power stations in Hadramaut will be maintained and power outages will sought to be limited, said Maj Gen Faraj Salmeen Al Bahsani, Governor of Hadramaut, adding that the power plants would have had to halt operations if not for the UAE's rapid response.
The gesture came in line with the directives of President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; and HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; with the follow up of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of ERC.