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Qatar-funded power station in Yemen begins operation


THE Qatar Fund for Development (QFD) has announced the completion of the electric power station provided to Yemen as a grant financed by the State of Qatar through QFD. The station in Aden has commenced experimental operation and has been connected to the electrical grid.
The step comes within the framework of Qatar's vital and effective role in supporting the Yemeni people in the fields of development, infrastructure, humanitarian and relief as well as to alleviate the suffering of the people in Aden from frequent electricity cuts and the high temperatures, the Fund said in a press release.
This is in addition to providing Aden with two mobile power units with a capacity of 61 MW and training Yemeni cadres to operate and maintain these units.
The Qatar Electric Power Plant and mobile power units are expected to provide electricity to many vital facilities such as hospitals and schools, as well as thousands of homes.
The Fund expressed the hope that the station will ease the suffering of brethren in Yemen and help them overcome the difficult conditions they have been experiencing for several years.
The QFD in December 2016 signed an agreement with the General Electricity Corporation of Yemen to supply Aden with mobile power units, in cooperation with Nebras Energy Company. (QNA)

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