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Saudi program delivers 100 boats to fishermen in Hadramaut December 15,2020   |  Source: Asharq Al-Awsat

The Saudi Program for Development and Reconstruction in Yemen (SPDRY) distributed Sunday 100 modern fishing boats equipped with engines to Yemeni fishermen in Hadramaut governorate, in the context of its support for livelihoods and development in all Yemeni regions.

The delivery of boats came under the auspices of the Governor of Hadramaut, Major General Faraj Al-Bahsani, and in the presence of the representative of the Saudi program in Hadramaut Governorate Muhammad Al Hadi. SPDRY stated in a communiqué that the 100 fishing boats are equipped with modern engines, each with a capacity of 40 horses, with the aim of providing support and specific solutions that contribute to empowering local fishermen who face difficulties in running small boats in windy season and to compensate them for the boats that were destroyed by tropical cyclones facing the governorate.

This is the fourth batch of fishing boats distributed by the Program in the Yemeni governorates, after distributing boats in Al-Mahra, Socotra, and Shabwa, at the request of the local authority following a field visit by the program.

The fishing sector is the first economic tributary to the governorate because it provides job opportunities to more than half a million people, who make up 18 percent of the


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