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The Minister of Transport discusses repercussions of the Houthi targeting of the ship Rubymar


Dr. Abdul Salam Humaid, Minister of Transport, met on Sunday, with the Council of Ministry, to evaluate the activity of affiliated units, bodies and institutions last year, and the activities of the 2024 work plan.

Humaid reviewed the challenges resulting from the attacks by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia on international shipping lanes in the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea, and the Bab al-Mandab Strait, and the repercussions of targeting the ship (Rubymar), which threatens an environmental disaster, marine pollution, and the destruction of marine wealth.

He said that the leak from the ship “threatens port activity, halts the supply chains of oil, food, and other goods, and increases maritime transportation fees and insurance fees exponentially, which has had a negative impact on the life of society and the entire economy.”

Humaid appreciated the efforts of the Ministry of Transport’s bodies to implement the necessary plans and projects to serve economic, developmental and societal activity, and to establish the foundations for institutional building for the Ministry’s bodies and institutions and strengthen them with competencies.

He reviewed several decisions that contributed to restoring the activity of flights at various airports, and strengthening the air transport fleet as part of plans to complete the future airport of the city of Aden.

The Minister of Transport expressed his appreciation to the brothers in the sisterly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, as a result of their support for many projects and achievements in the sectors of the Ministry of Transport, most notably the rehabilitation of airports.

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