Yemen LNG has signed three agreements that will provide YR1.4 billion in financing for 40 community development projects to benefit the people of Marib. The agreements were signed by Yemen LNG general manager, Jacques Azibert, and the Governor of Marib, Sheikh Sultan Al-Aradah.
The proposed projects will be implemented over the next two years and cover services in the fields of water, education, and health, include infrastructure and capacity building. Other projects include electricity, agriculture and women development.
Under the water agreement, 13 projects will be implemented including the installation of water networks and tanks, provision of pump units, and drilling of water wells.
According to the education agreement, 11 projects will be implemented which include the construction of five schools in addition to one training hall, capacity building programs for school teachers, school furniture, as well as continuation of the annual program of 40 vocational and technical scholarships for the youth of Marib.
Under the health agreement, eight projects will be implemented which include the construction of a cardiac centre within Marib General Hospital, training programs for health workers, provision of medical equipment and mobile ambulances.
A further eight projects will be implemented in the fields of electricity, agriculture and development of women.
Jacques Azibert commented: “We enjoy an increasingly growing partnership with the local authorities of Marib and community partners. This relationship is translated today into tangible results and projects which respond to the needs of target communities and which we will make sure that they will directly benefit the people of Marib.”
Energy sector partnerships
Sheikh Al-Aradah highlighted the importance of building long-term partnerships with the energy sector in Yemen. “We value the role Yemen LNG is playing and their commitment to implement programs which respond to the needs of the people of Marib. It is very essential that we work with partners such as Yemen LNG to implement such programs especially that Marib is the source of gas. Today’s agreements target primarily water, health and education,” the Governor added.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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