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A government meeting discusses ways to address the problems facing the new Sana’a Airport campus

A government meeting in Sana’a, headed by Prime Minister Dr. Abdulaziz Saleh bin Habtoor, discussed the problems facing the new Sana’a Airport project and the encroachments to its sanctuary and part of its lands.

In the meeting, which included Deputy Prime Minister for Security and Defense Affairs Lieutenant-General Jalal Al-Rowaishan, Ministers of Works Ghaleb Mutlaq and Transport Amer Al-Marani, Assistant Minister of Defense for Human Resources Major General Ali Al-Kahlani, Head of the Land, Survey and Urban Planning Authority Dr. Hashem Al-Shami and Deputy Minister of Justice Ismail Al-Wazir, the meeting was held On the nature of the joint responsibilities and competencies of the Ministry of Transport and other government agencies in implementing the project, based on the decision of the Council of Ministers regarding determining the airport campus, in addition to field information on the current situation.

The meeting, in the presence of a number of officials from the Ministry of Transport and the General Authority of Civil Aviation and Meteorology, touched on the size of the problem and its impact on the implementation of the strategic project for the Republic of Yemen.

Where the Minister of Transport reviewed the latest developments, the current situation and the critical situation in which the lands within the airport precincts have become, pointing out that the failure to address the encroachments that affected the lands of the airport precincts may negatively affect the implementation of the project, as well as the international requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

He stressed the need for the concerned and relevant authorities to pay special attention to this aspect and to work collectively to address the problems and avoid their aggravation to a level that is difficult to address.

The Prime Minister stressed the need to combine all concerned and relevant government efforts, based on the national responsibility of everyone to preserve the airport campus and prevent any encroachments on it, in order to ensure the completion of the implementation of this vital and civilized service project.

The Minister of Transport directed that an integrated project be submitted to the Council of Ministers with a mechanism for dealing with various aspects of the problem, with defining the roles assigned to the various concerned and relevant authorities, to discuss them at its next meeting, and to take the necessary decision and measures to address the various challenges faced by the airport campus, while specifying the time period for implementation and ensuring its protection from Various illegal attacks that have affected him and threaten to stop the entire project.

Dr. Bin Habtoor pointed out that the strategic importance of the new airport makes it imperative for the concerned and related parties to work in the spirit of one team to address the problem and decisively address the irresponsible actions of some weak-minded people and give priority to their narrow interests over the general interest of the Yemeni people.


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