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02 March 2024

VP urges joint action for boosting security in Lahij

By Wam

Yemeni Prime Minister and Vice-President Khaled Bahah on Tuesday stressed that efforts and joint action by local should be intensified to restore the situation in Lahij Governorate to normal by addressing security issues and repairing infrastructure and public departments destroyed in the war.

He was speaking during a meeting with Governor of Lajih, Naser Al Khabji, and local officials to discuss the security situation in the governorate, located between Tazi and Aden.

The meeting was focussed on the security situation in Lajih where the chief of security, Brigadier Adel Al Halemi, asked for reinforcements to support troops in their crackdown on extremists and militants as part of a plan to restore stability to the governorate, according to Yemen's official news agency.

Meanwhile, Bahah attended the signing ceremony of an agreement for restoring 6,000 damaged houses. The value of the preliminary contract is around rials 2 billion.

Yemeni Minister of Public Works and Roads Wahi Taha Aman urged friendly countries and international donors to provide material and technical support for the government's project and reconstruction efforts. He noted that similar projects will be launched in other governorates affected by the war.