UAE signs $100mn deal for power plant in Yemen

UAE signs $100mn deal for power plant in Yemen
Published: 13 June 2019 - 5:12 a.m.
By: Baset Asaba
The UAE has signed a deal to build a $100 million power plant in Yemen's southern city of Aden.
The agreement was signed at the headquarters of the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation for Humanitarian Works with Yemen's Ministry of Electricity.
Ahmed Juma Al Zaabi, Minister of Federal Supreme Council at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, and Vice President of the Khalifa Humanitarian Foundation, said the project reflects the historic ties between the two countries and the UAE's intent to stand by Yemen.
The UAE and Yemen face a shared challenge to "rebuild state institutions and face catastrophic economic and humanitarian consequences," he said.
The deal was agreed during Yemeni Prime Minister Dr Maeen Abdulmalik's visit to Abu Dhabi as a part of the UAE's efforts to support Yemen's energy infrastructure. The power station has a planned capacity of 120MW. The scheme is set to provide electricity to meet the demands of around 2.5 million Yemenis.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed meets with Dr Abdulmalik during a Sea Palace barza. Seen with Reem Ibrahim Al Hashimi, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation.
It is one of the largest projects planned by the Khalifa Humanitarian Foundation in Yemen, whose work also includes building schools and hospitals in liberated parts of the war-torn country.

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