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UAE plans to establish $100m power station in Yemen

UAE says a new 120-megawatt power station in Aden will meet the energy needs of the local Yemeni population

UAE plans to establish $100m power station in Yemen
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The UAE plans to establish a 120-megawatt power station in Aden at a total cost of $100 million to meet the energy needs of the local Yemeni population.

The station is located in Al Haswa district and will start operations in October, state news agency WAM reported.

A UAE ship docked at Aden on Wednesday carrying the station which is provided by the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation as part of the UAE's continued support for essential sectors in Yemen.

It was received by the Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Al Maisari, Minister of Electricity Mubarak Al Tamimi, and Saeed Al Kaabi, UAE Humanitarian Operations director for Yemen, along with a number of senior Yemeni officials, WAM said.

"The power station will add a significant value to the energy infrastructure in Aden and neighbouring governorates," said Al Maisari, who commended the rehabilitation efforts made by the UAE to meet the basic needs of Yemenis.

Al Kaabi said the UAE leadership is attaching paramount importance to the establishment of the power station in line with the efforts made to ease the suffering of the Yemenis.

Work will start on building two fuel storage tanks with a capacity of 5,000 cubic metres each to ensure the station will operate for 14 consecutive days, he added.

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