Last Updated: 2017-08-12
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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Aug 12 (NNN-KUNA) - The "Kuwait by Your Side" campaign, on Friday, signed a USD 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 the Al-Shubaika water supply plant, which provides water and sanitation to the governorate's centre and surrounding areas, read a statement by the Kuwait-Yemeni relief organisation, 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 organisation, 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.-- NNN-KUNA