Yemen LNG General Manager, Jacques Azibert, and the Governor of Marib Sheikh Sultan Al-Aradah, signed in Sana’a today three agreements that will provide YR 1.4 billion in financing for 40 community development projects benefiting the people of Marib.
The planned projects will be implemented during 2014-2015 covering services in the fields of water, education, and health which 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 5 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, 8 projects will be implemented which include the construction of a cardiac center within Marib General Hospital, training programs for health workers, provision of medical equipment and mobile ambulances.
Another 8 projects will be implemented in the fields of electricity, agriculture and development of women.
Speaking on the occasion, Yemen LNG General Manager Jacques Azibert said: “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.”
On his part, Governor of Marib Sheikh Al-Aradah highlighted the significance of building long-term and effective 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”, Governor stated. “It is very essential”, the Governor added, “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.”
Press Release, March 5, 2014; Image: Yemen LNG