Hodeida Announces Full Readiness to Facilitate Movement to and from the Port
Governor of Hodeida province in Sana’a government, Muhammad Ayash Qahim, announced the readiness of Alteseen Street in Al-Hali district, one of the most important and largest streets in the province near the port of Hodeida, which indicates the facilitation and shortening of the road for locomotives.
Qahim confirmed in a tweet on “Twitter” that Altessen Street is ready, this was after completing his rehabilitation, indicating that locomotive drivers will be able to change their route starting tomorrow to cross from it.
This step came after the return of the navigational movement to the port of Hodeida and its reception of a number of commercial ships, in what appears to be a near breakthrough, after a years-long siege on it by the coalition under UN Resolution 2216. This indicates that the locomotives coming from the port are now able to transport their imported goods outside Hodeida to the rest of the provinces without having to pass through the city and enter the crowds.
Governor Qahim announced yesterday the imminent opening of Hodeida International Airport, which has been closed for eight years, after the completion of maintenance and equipment work. This indicates that the province has begun to recover, and Sana’a is able to impose new equations in the war with the coalition.
The Red Sea Ports Corporation, which operates the port of Hodeida, confirmed, a few days ago, that it has recovered with its return to work the full capacity. As documents of the movement of ships in the port showed that, it received cargo ships of more than 15 shipping and commercial companies, without being subject to detention.
The decision of the pro-coalition government, to raise customs dollar prices to 750 riyals in the port of Aden contributed to the return of navigation to Hodeida.
Where the customs tariff does not exceed 250 riyals to the dollar, half of it is deferred. In addition to several facilities announced by Sana’a for merchants who import their trade through the port, which is the only outlet of two-thirds of Yemenis.