ADEN, Aug 25 (KUNA) -- Secretary of Yemen's of Hudaydah Governorate Walid Al-Qadimi inaugurated on Tuesday 10 solar-powered water wells in the western governorate overlooking the Red Sea.
The project was funded by Kuwait's أ½Al-Rahma International fund-raising agency and carried out by Altwasul for Human Development.
The wells will provide nearly 15,000 families in 10 villages with drinkable water, according to a statement from Altwasul.
On behalf of the Yemeni government and people, Al-Qadimi expressed gratitude to the Kuwaiti leaders and people for their humanitarian contributions.
"The assistances provided by the Kuwaiti bothers meet the needs of Yemeni people and contribute to stability in the country," he told reporters during the launching of the project.
On his part, Mohammad Behider, director of Hudaydah water and sewage organization, said the Kuwaiti generous assistances remarkably alleviated the suffering of the residents in the governorate.
He added that the organization covered nearly 60 percent of the potable water needs of the residents of the western coast of the governorate thanks to the contributions of sisterly Kuwait.
Meanwhile, Sadeq Al-Saeedi, director of Altwasul office in Hudaydah, said the wells, being powered by renewable energy, are operated in cost-effective way which best suits the beneficiary community. (end)