Solar-Powered Housing Initiatives Launched In Yemen By Saudi Organizations

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Saudi organizations have launched a series of solar-powered housing initiatives that will benefit thousands of residents in Yemen, as reported by the state news agency SPA.


Implemented by the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY), the Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND), and the Sela Foundation for Development, the project has inaugurated 133 housing lighting systems and 20 operational public utilities powered by solar energy in the governorates of Hadhramaut, Taiz, as well as Hodeidah.


The project addresses the electricity needs of healthcare and educational facilities, supports medical equipment operation, and creates conducive learning environments.


Additionally, it involves the restoration of 12 drinking water wells, installation of 35 solar-powered agricultural irrigation systems, provision of energy to 20 educational and health facilities, and the introduction of renewable energy to 133 homes across five Yemeni governorates, benefiting over 62,000 Yemeni individuals.

The initiative also includes training courses for engineers in the utilization of solar energy systems, making a significant contribution to addressing issues like water shortages.

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