Saudi Arabia distributes 40 Mitsubishi water tankers in Yemen
5,000l trucks expected to reduce clean water drinking shortages in seven governorates following heavy rains in Aden province
The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) has delivered 40 water tankers to the Arab country for distribution in the governorates of Aden, Taiz, Dali, Lahj, Shabwah, Hadramout, and Abyan to mitigate the effects of water damage caused by heavy rains and flooding in Aden province.
The 5,000l Mitsubishi tanker-trucks are expected to alleviate current shortages of clean drinking water in in several districts and augment the benefits of tankers already delivered to other governorates.
Water tanks provided by SDRPY will be distributed to several directorates in the seven governorates, including Mukha, Turba, Ataq, Shabwah, Seiyun, Mukallah, Jaar Zanjabour, Toor Al Baha, and Al Houtah.
A ceremony was held in Aden Free Zone to mark the handover, attended by Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister Dr Salem Al Khanbashi; Yemeni Minister of Electricity and Energy, Eng Mohammad Al Anani; Governor of Aden, Ahmed Salimin; Governor of Abyan, Abu Bakr bin Hussein; and Governor of Lahj, Brig Gen Ahmad Al Turki Fadl al-Jaadi.
Al Khanbashi thanked the Saudi Arabian Government for its support.
SDRPY is already drilling wells and supplying water tanks in the Yemeni governorates of Marib, Al Mahra, Socotra, and Hajjah; establishing water carrier lines and developing distribution networks in the city of Al Ghaydah; and building a purification station on the island of Al Fasht.