Mukalla / Marketing & Media Dept.
The delegation of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) concluded its field visit to Yemen Arabian Sea Ports Corporation (Mukalla Port) after three consecutive days, in which it became acquainted with the reality of the port and the challenges it suffers from The delegation’s visit aimed to assess the port’s conditions and the necessary needs for the financial grant provided by the World Bank and other donors By (UNDP) to the ports of Mukalla and Aden according to the needs and priorities of the two ports.
On the first day of the visit, Eng. Salem Ali Basamer Chairman of the Board of Directors of YASPC and his deputy Mr. Fwad Alrbaky , welcomed the visiting delegation and talked about the importance of the port of Mukalla in serving Hadramout and the rest of the neighboring governorates, its current capabilities and the difficulties it faces. The Chairman of the Corporation's Board of Directors focused on the need to urgently support the port of Mukalla with a tug boat to maintain the continuity of ship traffic and commercial activity, and to provide the port with modern navigation communications equipment and handling equipment to raise the efficiency of activity and maintain the berths and yards.
On the second day, after the governor of Hadramout governorate met with the commander of the second military region, Major General Faraj Salmeen Al-Bahsani, with the leadership of the YASPC and the delegation of (UNDP), the visiting delegation made a field tour in the control tower, in which it was briefed on the navigational communications equipment and the two dilapidated marine tugs out of service and the marine tug The only one that works with its limited capacity, gets to know the port berths and yards and what they need in terms of improvement and maintenance, and then go to the maintenance workshop and see the condition of equipment and maintenance work.
On the third day, the delegation discussed a summary of its field visit, stressing that it would raise the assessment of the increase in the port’s needs to the specialists in the UNDP program. At the end of the visit, Eng. Basamer extended his thanks and gratitude to the visiting delegation for their understanding of the port’s needs, wishing them to contribute to obtaining the necessary support as soon as possible.