The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) is delivering 18,000 tons of oil derivatives to the eastern Yemeni city of Mukalla today. The fuel is being distributed to 34 power plants in the 5 eastern and central Governorates of Hadhramaut, Shabwa, Al-Jawf, Marib and Al-Mahra. It is part of the first instalment of oil derivatives delivered to Yemen on 29 October 2018 under a Saudi royal decree, issued in August, to grant Yemen USD 60 million-worth of oil derivatives per month. 30 power plants in Abyan, Aden, Lahij, Socotra and Taiz Governorates have received the remaining 69,000 tons from the first monthly instalment.
Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister Salem Ahmed Saeed Al Khanbashi and Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed bin Saeed Al Jaber, Supervisor of SDRPY, presided over the receipt of the fuel in Mukalla.
Today’s delivery in eastern Yemen immediately precedes the second delivery of oil derivatives to Aden port (30 November) for distribution to all 10 governorates. The second instalment includes 65,000 tons of diesel and 32,000 tons of mazut. This brings the total value supplied to Yemen under the royal decree thus far to USD 120 million.