Al-Mashat discusses collapse of road network due to US aggression
The President of the Supreme Political Council in Yemen stresses the importance of finding alternatives to sustain road maintenance amid the aggression.
The President of the Supreme Political Council in Yemen, Mahdi Al-Mashat, met Friday with the Minister of Public Works Ghaleb Mutlaq and the Director of Programs at the United Nations Office for Project Services, Khaldoun Salem.
During the meeting, the three touched on aspects related to the collapse of the road network due to the brutal US aggression and the looting of the Yemeni people's oil and gas wealth that used to contribute to the maintenance of the road network.
The meeting also discussed the need to construct roads in remote areas and the importance of finding alternatives to cover road maintenance.
Al-Mashat directed the Minister of Public Works to draw a map of the path of the torrents in all directions, make a study on all roads that pass through them, and design these roads according to standards that ensure their durability and resistance to various factors, foremost of which is water, in addition to making flood buffers in the mountains surrounding the capital, Sanaa.
The Yemeni leader stressed the importance of exploiting the support for the implementation of these strategic projects.
He also urged the media to raise awareness of the importance of urban planning and abiding by general plans to avoid tragedies resulting from the random construction processes of housing.
It is noteworthy that on August 13, the spokesperson for the Yemeni Supreme Council for Humanitarian Affairs, Talaat Al-Sharjabi told Al Mayadeen that 91 people died as a result of heavy rains and floods in Yemen.