RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 10, 2018
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Delivery of the second monthly installment of oil derivatives to Yemen under a Saudi royal decree began with the arrival of a diesel shipment on 30 November and was completed when the final mazut shipment arrived at Aden port on 8 December. The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) delivered a total of 97,000 tons of fuel oil in the second installment, including 65,000 tons of diesel and 32,000 tons of mazut, designated for 64 electricity-generating plants in 10 governorates in southern, central, north-central and eastern Yemen.
The Aden Refinery Company is distributing the fuel to the governorates of Hadhramaut, Shabwa, Al-Jawf, Marib, Al-Mahra, Abyan, Aden, Lahij, Socotra and Taiz. The deliveries follows the first monthly installment of 87,000 tons that arrived in Aden and Mukalla in October and November.
Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Electricity and Energy Abdullah Mohsen al-Akwa, Governor of Aden Ahmed Salmin Rabi' and the director of the SDRPY office in Aden presided over the most recent deliveries.
"With these fuel deliveries, the Kingdom is helping to keep lights on and generators working across Yemen, powering schools, hospitals and other vital institutions around the country," said Amb. Al Jaber. "We will never forget our brothers and sisters in Yemen, and we will always extend a helping hand, whether in the form of fuel supplies, deposits to the Central Bank of Yemen to stabilize the currency and economy, humanitarian aid or infrastructure projects. Saudi Arabia will keep trying until all Yemenis trying struggling under the appalling conditions created by the Iran-backed Houthi insurgency have dignified living standards."
The deliveries are being made under a Saudi royal decree issued in August for the provision of USD 60 million per month in oil derivatives to support the Yemeni economy, raise living standards, and alleviate suffering caused by the Iran-backed Houthi militias. The grant is estimated to benefit up to 8.5 million people in Yemen.