The Supervisory Committee of Safer Agreement calls for urgent action to avoid a potential disaster
The Supervisory Committee for the Execution of the Urgent Maintenance Agreement and the Comprehensive Evaluation of the Safer Floating Reservoir affirmed that the status of Safer Reservoir calls for urgent and serious action to avoid a potential disaster, because time no longer allows for procrastination .
The committee said in a statement, “The committee would like to clarify that, in sympathy with its statement issued on 1 June, which indicated that the United Nations office submitted an action plan in violation of the urgent maintenance agreement and the comprehensive evaluation of Safer Floating Tank, and deleted most of the maintenance work stipulated in the agreement. And about the evaluation work to mere visual examinations that are not based on any criteria, a meeting was held at the request of the United Nations Office (UNOPS), during which he pledged to present an alternative plan in line with the agreement and give him a deadline for that.
The Committee noted that it was surprised that UNOPS had handed it over the new plan, which included the same previous non-conformity plan with only a document date change.
The statement added, “The Committee regrets the failure of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) to comply with the agreement signed in November 2020 and its insistence on wasting time, and wasting donor funds allocated to the project in sterile meetings and discussions, at a time when the situation of Safer Floating Reservoir has become more bad than it was before. Upon signing the agreement, the chances of an environmental disaster in the Red Sea rose with it.”
The Committee called on the United Nations to review the text of the agreement and the plan submitted by its Office for Project Services (UNOPS), which enables it to easily realize that the submitted plan has canceled 90% of the work stipulated in the urgent maintenance agreement and the comprehensive evaluation of Safer Floating Tank, and work to correct it unless it bears Full responsibility for an imminent disaster for the environment of the Red Sea, and the resulting great damage to Yemen and neighboring countries.
The committee stressed that the situation of Safer tank calls for urgent and serious action to avoid a potential disaster, because time no longer allows for procrastination and .It urged the United Nations to deal with the matter responsibly and quickly, bringing the agreement back on the right track.