Kuwait signs $500,000 deal for Yemen water project
‘Kuwait by Your Side’ campaign
RIYADH: The “Kuwait by Your Side” campaign has signed a $500,000 agreement to carry out the first phase of a project for the treatment of a water supply system in the southern Yemeni governorate of Shabwah. The project focuses on AlShubaika water supply plant which provides water and sanitation to the governorate’s centre and surrounding areas, read a statement by the Kuwait-Yemeni relief organization, which is funding the deal. Its first phase will aim to treat four water wells at the plant within a two-week deadline, added the Kuwaiti state-funded relief body which includes several associations aiming to deliver aid to the Yemeni people.
Meanwhile, Yemeni officials at the governorate extolled Kuwait’s firm stance in support of Yemen amid various circumstances and periods, according to the statement, For his part, the Governor of Shabwah expressed his gratitude for Kuwait’s continued support across different fields, mainly in development and relief. This reflects the depth of relations and cooperation between the two countries and their peoples, said the official.
Meanwhile, representative of the Kuwaiti-Yemeni relief organization Tareq Raji Lakman said the project’s second phase aims to install equipment and operate water pumping units. As a whole, the Kuwaiti-funded campaign is pursuing urgent relief work in Yemen across the sectors of food, water, education and healthcare.
In another development, Kuwait has donated one million dollars for the Tunisian Ministry of Religious Affairs to rehabilitate and renovate the historical ElZaytuna Mosque in Tunis. Kuwait Ambassador to Tunisia Ali Al-Thafiri handed a check of the donation to Tunisian Minister of Religious Affairs Ahmad Azoum during their meeting on Thursday where they discussed cooperation in religious affairs. The Tunisian minister welcomed the contribution as a landmark event in history of the exemplary relations between the two countries, Ambassador Al-Thafiri said following the meeting.
The donation signals Kuwait’s keenness on conserving the Islamic heritage in Tunisia, he quoted the minister as saying. Azoum noted that he plans to invite the Kuwaiti Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri to visit Tunisia to review the implementation of the bilateral agreement on religious cooperation signed in 2010. El-Zaytuna is the oldest mosque in the capital city of Tunis; it covers an area of 5,000 sq. meters and has nine entrances and 160 authentic columns brought from the ruins of the old city of Carthage. — Agencies
TUNIS: Kuwait Ambassador to Tunisia Ali Al-Thafiri holds talks with Tunisian Minister of Religious Affairs Ahmad Azoum. — KUNA