Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) has launched a cleaning, beautification and environmental sanitation campaign that will see collection and removal of up to 9,000 cu m of accumulated waste from streets and public areas.
The campaign will last for three months and will also include planting new greenery, erasing graffiti and repairing streetlights throughout the city.
Working in partnership with CIFA, the program will cover 10 neighbourhoods in 8 districts: Sheikh Othman, Mansoura (Abdel Aziz and Cairo), Dar Saad, Buraiqeh (Inma and Al Shaab), Khormaksar, Al Mualla, Tawahi and the Crater District.
Besides critical knowledge and skills, SDRPY has provided the campaign with more than 22 pieces of heavy equipment and machinery – including bulldozers and garbage trucks, as well as over 200 rubbish bins.
The project has also created valuable temporary job opportunities for more than 300 citizens, working alongside 12 field monitors, 80 participants from civil society organizations, and 40 individuals from local farms, said the statement from SDRPY.
Everyone involved will receive daily rewards for their direct actions throughout the duration of the campaign.
According to SDRPY, the hygiene and environmental sanitation campaign aims to improve urban character and reduce health risks from environmental and visual pollution.
It will also contribute to raising the level of performance of the Cleaning and Improvement Fund in Aden (CIFA), providing more advanced and higher quality services to Yemeni citizens, it stated.
The campaign was launched in the presence of Aden Governor Ahmed Salem Rabeea and the head of the SDRPY delegation Engineer Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Hadi.
During the inauguration, a memorandum of joint cooperation was signed between SDRPY and CIFA to contribute to improving and developing Aden.
Rabeea affirmed that the support of SDRPY is continuous and without limitation, adding that the campaign would contribute to curbing the spread of epidemics and diseases.
The equipment received by the governorate was part of a comprehensive set of deliveries that would arrive consecutively to support the sanitation sector, noting that the very modern and advanced nature of the equipment and machinery received.
In launching the campaign, the programme seeks to activate environmental sanitation in cooperation with CIFA by providing essential support in the form of equipment and machinery, in addition to afforestation and rehabilitation of vital roads in Aden to maintain the cleanliness of the province and increase awareness of achievements for the health of the members of the community, remarked Al Hadi.
SDRPY, which had been active during the past few months in Aden assessing city's needs, would soon be announcing a number of new projects covering various sectors, he added.-TradeArabia News Service