Al-Ruwaishan Stresses Execution of the President of the Political Council Instructions Related To Preserving Sana'a Airport's Parameter

The Deputy Prime Minister for Defense and Security Affairs- Chairman of the Main Committee for Preserving the Lands and Parameter of Sana'a Airport- Lieutenant General/ Jalal Al-Ruwaishan stressed on the need to execute the instructions of the President of the Supreme Political Council on the ground.

During the meeting of the committee on 21st of May 2023, in the presence of Ministers of Transport- Abdel-Wahhab Al-Durra and Minister of Public Works- Ghaleb Mutlaq, Deputy Minister of Justice- Dr. Ismail Al-Wazir, Assistant Minister of Defense Major General/ Ali Al-Kahlani, and the Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority- Dr. Muhammad Abdulkader, Land, Survey and Urban Planning Authority- Dr. Hashim Al-Shami, stressed on the importance of executing the Sana’a airport fence project and paving the border streets to the airport parameter in the coming days.

He also said: "The instructions of the President of the Supreme Political Council are clear and serve the national interest, since Sana'a Airport is the front of the country and serves all segments of Yemeni society. The Work in it requires the cooperation of the relevant authorities with the Ministry of Transport and the Civil Aviation and Meteorological Authority."

The Lieutenant General/ Al-Ruwaishan pointed out to the need to work professionally and develop effective solutions that contribute to speeding up the implementation process in the field, and instructed the Ministry of Transport, represented by the Civil Aviation and Meteorological Authority, in cooperation with the Military Works, to expedite the execution of the airport fence project and the construction of the border streets.

He also considered the implementation of studies and plans and their translation into reality a positive step in the right path to preserve the territory of the Sana'a International Airport parameter and stop any future costructions.

He urged the sub-committees to quickly start their work according to the reports submitted, each in their field of competence, with the cooperation of all the relevant authorities, in accordance with the proposals and solutions submitted to the main committee to achieve the goals that would facilitate the execution of the strategic projects for Sana’a Airport.

He also pointed out that Sana'a Airport represents the fasade of the Republic of Yemen, and its strategic and expansion projects gain importance locally and internationally through keeping up and developing in accordance with the international conditions and standards emanating from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

For his part, the Minister of Transport, Vice-Chairman of the Main Committee, reviewed the results of the visit to the lands and Parameter of Sana'a Airport during the last week, indicating that the visit achieved good results in knowing the main points that must be intervened in and working to solve them as soon as possible to reduce the random buildingsand costructions.

He stressed on the importance of starting work on the execution  of the fence of Sana'a Airport and the construction of border streets for the airport parameter, pointing to the need to execute the instructions of the President of the Supreme Political Council in the field with the participation of all the relevant authorities, especially in light of the studies and plans prepared by the Land Authority.

In turn, the Minister of Public Works and Roads affirmed the ministry's readiness to provide all the facilities, requirements and equipment for the execution of the projects that contribute to preserving the lands and Parameter of the airport. He pointed to the need to sense responsibility by the relevant authorities to produce tangible results that contribute to the execution of the strategic projects for Sana'a Airport.

While the Chairman of the General Authority for Lands affirmed the readiness of the engineering designs, their implementation on the ground, and the commencement of work with the cooperation of all relevant authorities.

In turn, the  Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority indicated that the projects of Sana'a Airport are of importance in accordance with the international conditions and standards, stressing the need for the cooperation by everyone to facilitate the execution of the expansion projects.

After the meeting, the Ministry of Transport, represented by the Civil Aviation and Meteorological Authority and the Military Works Department, signed a contract for the execution of the Sana'a airport fence project and the construction of border streets for the airport parameter, according to the engineering designs.

The meeting approved the start of the executing the Sana'a airport fence project, the construction of the border streets of the airport campus, and the procedural steps for execution.

The meeting, in the presence of the Secretary-General of the Municipality’s Local Council- Amin Joma'an, the Deputies of the Ministry of Transport- Abdullah Al-Ansi and Works- Eng. Khaled Bashmakh, the Deputy Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority- Raed Jabal, the Director of Sana’a Airport- Khaled Al-Shayef, and security and military leaders, reviewed the results of the assignment of the Main Committee at its fourth meeting to stakeholders in the Civil Aviation and Land Authority, in addition to approving the final plans for the Sana'a airport campus.

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