The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation recently inaugurated the Hawlaf Port in Socotra Governorate, Yemen, after completing a number of development projects.
According to the Emirates News Agency, the redeveloped port will reduce the pressure on visiting ships caused by delays in unloading their cargo, and will allow for accommodating boats of various sizes. The port is expected to help promote maritime commerce in the governorate, as its only port.
An official source from the Foundation stressed that, as per the directives of the wise leadership, it has launched many important development projects in Socotra, most notably Hawlaf Airport and Hawlaf Port, while adding that the enlargement of the port was completed in just over one year, which is a significant achievement.
The port project included the enlargement of its berth by 110 meters, as well as the installing perimeter fences, lighting, pavements, and a mobile crane with a 100-tonne capacity.