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Print date: 20-01-2019
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Al-Mutawakil: Yemen lacks food security

SANA'A, Oct. 27 (Saba)- Minster of Trade and Industry Yahya al-Mutawakil has said that Yemen lacks a strategic food store and did not have means to achieve food security, indicating the government has a strategic security for securing food starting with the establishment of a government grain silos to help the government manage food security, has reported.

This was mentioned in a meeting gathering the Minister and MPs, indicating that the government faced a problem while storing the wheat granted by the United Arab Emirates.

For this part, reporter of trade committee in the Parliament Abdul-Jalil Radman affirmed that the private sector did not establish investment projects in grain silos.

Chairman of GPC parliamentary bloc Sultan al-Barakani said that al-Mutawakil mistook when he said that Yemen Economic Corporation does not follow his ministry, adding that al-Mutawakil is regarded an official for trade activities in Yemen and assured the YECO is part of the economic sector of the government and its general budget.