Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Qatar to resume development projects in Yemen: PM says

SANA'A, April 11 (Saba) - Prime Minister Mohammed Salem Basindwa said on Wednesday that it was agreed with Qatar to begin the construction of the Hamad Medical City worth over $200 million in Taiz governorate.
The Premier made the statement in Sana'a coming from Doha after a three-day official visit to Qatar, which he described as successful and serves the common interests of both countries.
We agreed with the Qatari side to complete the implementation of a number of road projects halted before in addition to carrying out new development and investment projects would create many job opportunities, Basindwa said.
He pointed to an understanding reached between the Yemeni and Qatari sides on opening the Qatari labor market for the Yemenis, saying that Minister of Social Affairs and Labor would visit Doha to regulate the labor movement and to draft a joint agreement in this regard.
"We have discussed with Qatari Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani the joint cooperation's mechanisms, topped by completing the establishment of the Qatari development institution in Yemen, which will carry out and supervise the Qatari-funded projects in the country", the Premier said.
Moreover, the Prime Minister said that Qatar would send medical teams via the Qatari Red Crescent to assist in treating the wounded of the country's last year events.
Concerning the Qatari role in the coming meetings of Yemen Friends and donors, Basindwa said he was informed that the Qatari participation in the meetings would be considerable, praising the Qatari leadership's keenness to help Yemen to overcome the current challenges.
On the other hand, the Prime Minister met on Tuesday evening in Doha the Yemeni community, who briefed him on their conditions in Qatar and the care they enjoy by the Qatari government as well as their aspirations to see their country has recovered and overcome the current serious challenges.

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