The so-called Minister of Local Administration in the Saudi-backed Hadi government, Abdul Raqeeb Saif Fatah Al-Aswadi , has revealed a planned decision for self-proclaimed president Hadi, to split the occupied Hadhramaut province into two provinces.
Fatah said that the division of Hadhramaut province into two has become a “realistic thing that needs to be implemented.”
He pointed out that there is a presidential committee consisting of the minister of Local Administration and officials in the Saudi-backed government, along with three Saudi experts and a French expert, in order to develop a full study of the various geographical, administrative, local and political aspects.
“Hadhramaut province has an area of about 193,032 square kilometers spread over 30 directorates, including about 23 directorates in the valley and desert and seven directorates in the coast,” Fatah said.
According to Fatah, the administrative division of the number of directorates for the two provinces will be equal for each province.
He expected the exiled Hadi to make a decision to announce the two provinces early in the new year.
Observers pointed out that the division of Hadhramaut province are steps to implement the agendas and interests of the coalition countries, being the plundering of wealth and taking over of an area of Yemeni territory.