UAE-based Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has opened the redeveloped Hawlaf Port located in Socotra Governorate, Yemen.
The redevelopment included the expansion of the port in order to reduce the pressure on visiting ships caused by delays during cargo unloading.
Following the revamp, the port will be able to accommodate boats of various sizes.
Completed within a period of over one year, the expansion included the widening of the port’s berth by 110m, as well as the installation of perimeter fences, lighting, pavements, and a 100t mobile crane, reported wam.ae.
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has also deployed the port’s customs department and a new working plan that will help improve its activities by offering a space outside the berth for sorting and delivering goods.
Completion of other related development projects will allow the Hawlaf Port to facilitate docking for multiple ships in one go.
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The port was developed with an aim to help promote maritime commerce in the governorate.
The port inauguration was attended by a delegation from the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, along with Socotra Governor Ahmed Abdullah Al Socotri, and members of the public.
Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation was established in July 2007, with an aim to take up various initiatives to support various sectors, including health and education on domestic, regional and global scales.