ADEN, June 18 (Saba) - The cabinet held on Monday in Aden governorate an extraordinary meeting chaired by Prime Minister Mohammed Salem Basindwa in the presence of the local and executive authorities' members.
The meeting was dedicated to discuss urgent needs of Aden in areas of services, development, economy and security, particularly tackling the electricity and water problems.
The cabinet approved signing a memorandum of understanding on providing 60 MW generating power and authorized the electricity minister and Aden governor to sign the memorandum as soon as possible, urging to provide the power in two weeks.
It also ordered the finance minister to fund purchasing three 1-MW generators to provide the required power to pump waters to governorate's citizens, in addition to digging ten water wells.
The cabinet made a number of decisions to enhance the institutional performance of the water and sanitation sector and Cleaning and Improvement Fund in Aden governorate, including the approval of adding an extra support of YR 10 million monthly to cover the Fund's budget's deficit that would be reconsidered in the coming year budget.
Concerning the medical service situation, it directed the ministry of public health and population to form a specialized technical committee to assess the conditions of hospitals and other medical facilities in Aden.
It was also briefed on the implementation progress in transport field, stressing the need to provide the funding required to carry out some projects, especially in Aden international airport and Aden seaport, to strengthen the economic, commercial and industrial role of the Aden Free Zone (AFZ).
Moreover, the cabinet reviewed the security situation's developments and emphasized the necessary to provide the requisite requirements to reinforce the security and stability of the governorate, expressing its full support for the relevant efforts exerted by the Aden local authority and security bodies in this regard.
On the other hand, the cabinet agreed to form a committee to study the condition of the Alayyam corporation for press, printing and publishing, the losses the corporation has sustained and the suitable compensation.