ADEN - SABA
Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik presided over a meeting on Tuesday for concerned ministers and bodies, senior importers of wheat and Chamber of Commerce to discuss with them efforts to deal with latest international developments and their impacts on covering local markets with basic goods, mainly wheat.
The meeting made an evaluation to current reserve of wheat and other basic goods. The reports confirmed that the reserve is enough for covering the forthcoming four months. The meeting discussed plans of importing for the next months and available alternatives to enhance the strategic reserve.
The meeting reviewed a number of reports on imports of wheat and other basic goods during 2021 and import contracts for 2022, as well as suggestions to ensure food security and providing needs of the people from basic goods and food materials with reasonable prices and good quality.
The meeting approved making joint mechanism between the ministries of trade and finance from one part and the central bank and governors of provinces from another to organize the reserve, process of imports, keeping exchange rate law and providing cash cover.
Prime minister confirmed that the food security has utmost priority to the government as a key challenge facing Yemen and that ensuring food security is the prime faction to alleviate severity of the humanitarian crisis caused by Houthi militia's coup and their triggered war in the country.
He pointed out to government's facilitations to support importing food goods like customs pardon, reduction of taxes and transporting these goods directly to mills without entering ports to avoid further costs, pointing out to readiness of the government to provide more facilitations to help private sector cover local markets with basic goods.
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