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  • Ahmed Saleh

An agreement was signed in Riyadh to enhance water security

Aden, January 10, 2024, An agreement was signed on Wednesday in Riyadh for the project aimed at enhancing water security with renewable energy in Aden Governorate. The project, a joint effort of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) and the Selah Foundation for Development, is expected to benefit around 800,000 people in Yemen's Aden governorate. During the signing, SDRPY was represented by the Assistant General Supervisor, Eng. Hassan Al-Attas and the Selah Foundation for Development were represented by its Executive Director, Ali Hassan Bashmakh.

The project will focus on improving water security in Aden by drilling and equipping ten wells in the Bi'r Ahmed field using renewable energy. This will be achieved through the supply and installation of a solar power station with a production capacity of 600 kilowatts, ultimately reducing the dependence on electricity for operating water wells and the cost of constructing a water unit. Additionally, the project will provide training sessions for workers and technicians responsible for the operation of the solar energy station, and it is expected to increase the field's water production capacity by 36%. An administrative building to manage the field and control the solar energy station will also be established as part of the project.

The initiative is in line with the development objectives of SDRPY and the Selah Foundation for Development, aiming to promote sustainable development, particularly in the area of water security. This partnership reflects a commitment to addressing the water challenges in Yemen and leveraging renewable energy to achieve long-term positive impact.

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