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Legitimacy Spokesman to Asharq Al-Awsat: Isnad Aids in Restoring Ports

Legitimacy Spokesman to Asharq Al-Awsat: Isnad Aids in Restoring Ports

Sunday, 15 April, 2018 - 06:30
Yemeni government spokesman Rajeh Badi (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Yemeni government's top priority is to restore basic services and stabilize security in all Yemeni provinces, according to a senior Yemeni government official.

"The main services are to ensure the stability of electricity, especially as the country is coming to a hot summer season, and some areas of the country are suffering from shortages of basic necessities," Yemeni government spokesman Rajeh Badi told Asharq al-Awsat.

The spokesman stressed the importance of the Isnad Center for comprehensive humanitarian operation throughout Yemen and King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief). He stated that a Yemeni Higher Committee was formed to implement the grant program which enables the government overcome power cuts in all Yemeni provinces.

Badi stressed that the government's priority is to resolve the situation of workers in Aden and the rest of the Yemeni provinces, indicating that the return of the Yemeni government to Aden is a “message to the inside and outside that Yemenis only accept the legitimacy of Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi and that the society will not be associated with any armed rebellion within Yemeni territories.”

Badi stated that Isnad center and KSRelief are both working to increase productivity in all Yemeni ports urgently and quickly, noting that this is done in four ports Mukalla, al-Sheih, Aden and al-Mocha, by reconstructing their docks to increase the reception of relief aid.

On recent military developments carried out by the Yemeni National Army, backed by the Coalition, the spokesman said that the field visits of Arab coalition commanders was a clear message to those who doubt that Midi on the west coast was completely liberated, lauding the progress of the forces in Saada governorate. For the first time, Yemeni forces reached Marran heights, hometown of Houthi militia leader.

He also discussed the reconstruction on the main roads in Yemeni governorates, done under the support of Isnad center. He stated that the operations are done as well in areas reaching governorates under Houthi militias control in order to ensure the speedy access of aid to all Yemenis, including citizens in areas under Houthis control.

Badi concluded by revealing that some relief aid is confiscated in Houthi areas and charges are imposed on them which led to raising their prices in the black market.

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