Yemen's "legitimate" government estimates reconstruction's cost at $100 billion

Aden (Debriefer)
2019-02-14 | Since 9 Month

Mass destruction in Yemen as result of the four-year war

Vice-President of the Yemen's "legitimate" government, Salem al-Khanbashi
on Wednesday that his government's estimate of the reconstruction of what has been destroyed by the four-year-old war in Yemen is about $100 billion .

During his meeting with Head of EU Mission to Yemen Antonia Calvo-Puerta in Aden, said that his government "has made great strides in achieving economic recovery and achieved positive indicators in the improvement of the national currency, which reflected positively on the prices of commodities."

The Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister said that the priorities of the government are currently focused on the activation of state institutions, and restore economic and political security , and meet the humanitarian needs and reconstruction of infrastructure damaged by the war triggered by the Houthis, referring to the EU assistance to Yemen, which reached during the last period about 544 million euros.

Al-Khanbashi during his meeting with Head of EU Mission to Yemen

Yemeni Aden-based (Saba) news agency reported that "The meeting discused a number of issues related to the plan of the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation on the urgent priorities of the plan for reconstruction and economic recovery,"

Yemen has been racked by an armed conflict that broke out after the Iranian-backed Houthis had ousted the internationally recognized government late in 2014.
The conflict escalated after a Saudi-led coalition intervened militarily in the country in March 2015 to reinstate the government of President Hadi, pushing the country to the world's worst humanitarian crisis, according to the UN.

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