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Yemen calls on UAE firms to bid for airport work

$500m airport expansion plan follows first Etihad flight to Sana'a

NEWS, Business, Airport, Airport development projects, Etihad, Yemen

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Yemen's government is calling on UAE contractors to bid for airport expansion work as it plans to issue a new $500m tender next month.

In an attempt to bolster its airport infrastructure and boost tourism revenues, Yemen is planning to expand its existing airports at Sana'a and Aden.

 The airport expansion project in Sanaa includes 12 new air bridges, four halls, and facilities to handle 18 aircraft at the same time.

The announcement comes at a time when Yemini budgets have recorded a deficit of US $3.2 billion, financed in part by foreign aid, Yemen's central bank governor, Mohammed Bin Hammam, told The National.

The transport minister, Waed Batheeb, emphasized on the solidarity of the two countries saying they were ‘one people, separated by two countries.’ About 300,000 passengers travel between the two countries annually, with the figure expected to increase to 380,000.

 

The expansion plan comes following the launch Etihad’s first direct flight to Sana'a, with passengers formerly having to travel with Yemenia Airways to Abu Dhabi via Aden. It is planning to run four flights a week. 

“This is the first time that the two capital routes are linked,” said Khaled Al Mehairbi, Etihad’s senior vice president for government and aero-political affairs.

Presently, 90,000 Yemenis reside in Abu Dhabi.
 
 

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