Yemeni President Meets General Manager of Qatar Fund for Development

Doha, HE President of the Republic of Yemen Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi met here on Monday with General Manager of Qatar Fund for Development (QFD) Khalifa bin Jassim Al Kuwari.

During the meeting, they reviewed the Fund’s efforts and works in the Republic of Yemen and ways to develop and expand them in the future.

In a statement to Qatar News Agency (QNA), QFD General Manager said that he and Yemeni President discussed projects carried out by the QFD in Yemen in addition to a number of projects to be implemented by the Fund there.

He stressed that the Yemeni president attached great importance to the power station which its construction commenced upon the directive of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. The station’s production capacity is 61.6 MW and at a cost of $ 60 million, he added.

Al Kuwari added that Yemeni President thanked the State of Qatar for its development projects in Yemen, especially the project which will generate electricity which he himself oversaw its construction process and was present during the delivery of the station’s turbines.

QFD General Manager stressed that the support extended to Yemen in the electricity field is an integral part of Qatar’s commitment towards Yemenis, as these units provide electrical power to a large number of vital state facilities such as hospitals and schools, in addition to thousands of homes, hoping that this facility will alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people and help them overcome the difficult conditions they are undergoing.

Al Kuwari said that the QFD is considering the implementation of a number of projects in Yemen in various medical, humanitarian, economic and educational fields to be announced soon, adding that support would continue for Yemen and for quick implementation of projects there. He pointed out that the Republic of Yemen and the Palestinian territories are the major recipients of QFD’s projects due to difficult economic and social conditions they are experiencing.

The meeting was attended by HE Qatar’s Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen Mohammed bin Hamad Al Hajri and charge d’affaires of Yemeni embassy in Doha Dr Mohamed Abdullah Al Zubairi.

Source: Qatar News Agency