Almotamar.net - Yemen and the World Bank (WB) signed in Washington Tuesday an agreement for the additional financing of the third stage of the project of the Social Fund for Development with an amount of $10 million.
The funding aims to provide support for Yemen to encounter the world crisis of rise in prices of food materials and the effect of that on the poorest groups in Yemen. The funding would improve the performance level of the Social Care Fund.
Well-informed Sources at the Yemeni embassy in Washington pointed out to almotamar.net that there was a signing of an agreement of the third additional loan for the third stage of the public works project with a sum amounting to 18 million and 800 thousand units of special rights of drawing, equaling of $ 28 million and 840 thousand to support Yemen's strategy for development of the infrastructure.
The two agreements were signed for the Yemeni side by ambassador Abdullah al-Hajri and for the WB by Deputy President Daniela Gresany. The signing ceremony was attended by Yemeni commercial attaché at the Yemeni embassy and a number of WB officials.
The national delegation confirmed on Sunday its keenness on the success of the Yemeni consultations in Kuwait under the auspices of the United Nations.
This came during a joint session between the national delegation and Riyadh’s delegation in the presence of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his special envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.
At the session, the UN Secretary-General asserted that the position of the international community is clear, which is that the conflict should stop and Yemen should return to the path of political transition.
Ban Ki-moon expressed his optimism for the recent release of prisoners and detainees, urging the parties to release all prisoners as a goodwill initiative before the Eid al-Fitr.
The Saudi aggression and its mercenaries continued to breach the ceasefire during the past hours in several provinces, a military official said Saturday.
The Saudi warplanes flew on the skies of the Capital, Amran, Sana'a, Mareb, Jawf, Sa'ada, Dhalea and Taiz provinces. At the same time, the Riyadh's hirelings pounded al-Ghail district in Jawf with artillery shells.
The Saudi-led war jets waged on Thursday four raids on scattered areas in al-Qabitah district of Lahj province, killing a citizen from the district, a military official said.
The official pointed out that the aggression’s warplanes and its mercenaries continued to breach the ceasefire during the past 24 hours in a number of provinces in the country.
The hostile war jets waged two raids on Maswara area and Nehm district in Sana’a province, two others on Serwah district of Mareb province and another one on al-Saqiyah area in al-Masloub district in Jawf province, he said.