Saudi Arabia to help Yemen to rebuild transport network

Saudi Arabia has pledged to help rebuild the transport network in Yemen ravaged by several years of conflict opposing Saudi-backed Yemeni regular forces and Iran-supported Houthi rebels.
The kingdom’s transport minister Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser penned the pledge through an agreement with Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber, General Supervisor Ambassador of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY).
The Gulf country will through the deal to develop land, sea and air transportation networks of the war-torn country, Arab News reports. Yemen has been ravaged by internal rivalry between internationally recognized President Mansour Hadi’s forces and the Houthis since 2014.
The rebels control large swathes of the northern region of the poorest Arab country including capital Sana’a. The two sides have become proxies for Saudi Arabia and Iran. The Saudi kingdom’s launched since 2015 an international force to prop up Hadi and to recover territories snatched by the rebels.
SDRPY has been established to assist the Yemeni people reconstruct their country by working with the government. The program focuses on seven key sectors: Agriculture and fisheries, health, water, education, energy, transportation, and government and public sector infrastructure.

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