The Yemeni Ministry of Telecommunications & Information Technology said on Tuesday that it has incurred a total of 7 billion dollars in losses due to the aggression and siege imposed by the Saudi-led coalition on Yemen.
This came during an event held on the occasion of the World Telecommunication Day, during which the ministry reviewed the losses and damages caused to its sectors due to coalition air raids and the sabotage of its services.
The Ministry noted that over 14 million citizens were affected by the deterioration of telecommunications service, and more than 1.5 million citizens have been completely deprived of them.
For his part, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Misfir al-Numeir, stated that “despite the losses and damages due to the coalition war and its siege, the minister has introduced new services, including 4G service.”
Al-Numeir indicated that his ministry has launched free Wi-Fi in a parts of the capital Sana’a, pointing out that “there is a digital trend for a number of ministries, authorities and institutions to connect them online, which will help them to provide their services to citizens easily and conveniently.”
He called on the International Telecommunication Union to ensure that this important sector is kept out of the military conflict, condemning all internal or external attacks targeting the sector.