Laying Foundation Stone For Construction of Eastern Entrance Bridge of Sana'a International Airport

The Minister of Transport in the provisional government-  Abdul Wahab Al-Durra,  on 24th October 2023 laid the foundation stone at Sana'a International Airport and inaugurated the work on the project to construct the airport's eastern entrance bridge, with joint funding from the Civil Aviation Authority, the Road Maintenance Fund, and Yemen Airlines.

Al-Durra, along with the Chairmen of the Civil Aviation and Meteorology Authority- Muhammad Abdulkadir, the Road Maintenance Fund- Engineer/ Nabil Al-Haifi, the Acting Chairman of Yemen Airways-  Khalil Jahaf, the Authority’s Deputy Chairman-  Raed Jabal, the General Director of the Airport- Khaled Al-Shayef, and the General Director of Constructions- Hadi Khairan, listened to an explanation of the engineering designs of the Authority that will be executed in accordance with the approved standards for building bridges to facilitate the passage of food supply vehicles for Yemenia Airlines and other airlines.

The Minister Al-Durra also  stressed the importance of the project, which will contribute to the smooth flow and facilitation of the process of transporting shipments of Yemeni products intended to be exported abroad in the future, and facilitating the movement from the eastern side of the airport.

In addition, the Minister of Transport and his companions were briefed on the readiness of the work in the hangar that is receiving the medical and health shipments of the international humanitarian organizations operating in Yemen, in addition to the hangar of exports for local products, which was restored and rehabilitated after it was destroyed by the aggression air force.

He also referred to the state's leadership to support the local products and export them abroad and encourage investment in all the fields that would revive the national economy and rely on the national products.

The Minister Al-Durra, accompanied by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of CAMA, the Authority’s Deputy Chairman, and the Director General of Sana’a International Airport, visited the VIP lounge, which was rehabilitated by the Authority.

The Minister of Transport appreciated the efforts of the Authority of Civil Aviation and Meteorology in restoring the readiness of the arrival, departure and transit lounges, VIP guests lounge and other projects of importance in the field of civil aviation.

The Main Committee For Preserving Sanaa Airport Parameter Lands Discusses Reports of Its Subcommittees

On 21st October 2023, the main committee for preserving the Parameter Lands of Sana’a International Airport, at the Ministry of Transport, headed by the Deputy Prime Minister for Defense and Security Affairs of the caretaker government and the Head of the Committee, Lieutenant General/Jalal Al-Ruwaishan, discussed the latest developments in the work of the subcommittee to receive and provide justice to those affected due to preserving the parameter and lands of Sana’a International Airport.

The meeting, in the presence of the Minister of Transport and Vice-Chairman of the Committee- Abdul Wahab Yahya Al-Durrah, and the Deputy Minister of Justice and Chairman of the Subcommittee for Receiving and Redressing the Affected citizens- Dr. Ismail Al-Wazir, reviewed the Committee’s report, the positive results it reached, the compensation mechanism for those who were not compensated, and the complaints that were submitted to the Committee. .

The attendees stressed on the commitment not to build on the airport’s lands and its parameter and to adhere to the approved plans.

The meeting, in the presence of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of CAMA- Dr. Muhammad Abdulkader, discussed the report of the Airport Fencing Committee headed by the Authority’s DeputyChairman-Raed Jabal, and the level of achievement and the work plan for the remaining authorities in coordination with the surrounding streets survey committee in accordance with the plans approved by the Land, Survey and Urban Planning Authority

At the meeting, Lieutenant General/ Al-Ruwaishan stressed on the importance of working in accordance with the plans that were presented in previous meetings aimed at preserving the airport parameter lands, noting the interest of the Supreme Political Council in the Sanaa International Airport parameter and lands

For his part, the Minister of Transport and Deputy Chairman of the Committee, in the meeting attended by the Deputy of the Ministry of Transport for the Air Transport Sector- Abdullah Al-Ansi, stressed the importance of preserving the airport parameter lands and the air altitude rights guaranteed by the law, and preventing any developments or random construction therein in order to preserve the safety and security of civil aviation

In themeantime, the Deputy Minister of Justice reviewed the work carried out by the subcommittee to receive and provide justice to those affected, and the positive solutions it reached.

The meeting was attended by the Director General of the Airports Sector- Amin Joma'an, and the Director General of Financial Affairs at the Authority- Muhammad Al-Sabri

Discussing Mechanism For Executing Sanaa International Airport Projects

A meeting held on 24th October 2023 at Sanaa International Airport, headed by the Minister of Transport in the provisional government- Abdul Wahab Al-Durra, discussed the mechanism for executing the airport's projects included in the strategic plan of the Authority of Civil Aviation and Meteorology.

The meeting, which included the Chairman of the Board of Directors of CAMA- Dr. Muhammad Abdulkader, the Acting Chairman of the Board of Directors of Yemen Airlines- Khalil Jahaf, the Director General of the Airport- Khaled Al-Shayef, and a number of technical engineers at the Authority, reviewed the projects of importance to Sana’a Airport, including the main runway project and its maintenance needs, technical works, equipment, mechanisms, and maintenance and Aircraft apron.

He touched on the projects that were completed at the highest level in accordance with the international requirements regarding safety systems, aviation and passenger security, equipping VIP lounges, arrivals, departures, transit, and other projects.

At the meeting, Al-Durra also stressed the necessity of rapid completing of the technical and development work on the main runway for landing aircraft, noting on the Supreme Political Council’s interest in Sana’a International Airport as it is the first gateway to the Republic of Yemen.

He also appreciated the Authority's leadership's interest in Sana'a Airport through the implementation of projects and providing work needs and the air traffic and navigation movement of Yemeni Airlines flights, the United Nations flights, its affiliated organizations, and humanitarian organizations operating in Yemen.

In turn, the Chairman of the Board of Directors affirmed that the Authority has plans for strategic projects for the airport and needs support and financing, especially in the navigational systems and equipment that were destroyed by the aggression.

He also pointed out that the airport provides its air navigation services by Yemeni technical and professional expertise in accordance with the international conditions and requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

United Nations Helicopter Lands at Hodeidah International Airport

A United Nations helicopter landed at Hodeidah International Airport on 11th October 2023, which is the second  landing test since the airport stopped and went out of service nine years ago as a result of it being bombed and destroyed by the aggression's coalition.

After the plane landed, in the presence of a member of the Redeployment Committee- Major General/ Mohammad Al-Qadiri, and the Head of the Support Unit of the UN Mission- Philippe Mitri, the Governor of Hodeidah-  Mohammad Ayyash Qohaim, stressed the importance of the United Nations and the Hodeidah Agreement Support Team playing a positive role during this stage to support the rehabilitation and maintenance of the damage to which it was exposed.

The airport was targeted by the aggression air raids, ensuring its return to service and allowing flights to operate to alleviate the suffering of patients and passengers.

The governor also expressed his readiness to provide all the facilities to the UN mission to execute its humanitarian activities and tasks. While the Director of Technical Affairs at the airport-Engineer/ Mohieddin Al-Dimashqi, confirmed that Hodeidah Airport is not ready at the current stage to receive any flights, due to the destruction it has been subjected to, including its various infrastructure.

In turn, the Patrol Commander of the UNMAHA Mission-Marcelo Noino, explained that the landing of the second UN plane at the airport comes within the framework of arrangements for transporting and providing medical aid to individuals working in the offices of United Nations organizations.

He also appreciated the cooperation of the leadership of the local authority in Hodeidah, the airport and the relevant authorities, for providing facilities for the plane to land.

They were accompanied by the governorate’s Deputy for Services Affairs- Mohammad Halisi, the Director of the Branch of the Supreme Council for Humanitarian Affairs- Jaber Al-Razhi, and the Deputy Director of the Governorate’s Security- Colonel/ Sari Al-Maghrabi, and Hodeidah Airport's Security Director- Nader Muajjam

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