Aden, The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) formed a team to find out damages done to Aden International Airport, in coordination with the Yemeni government, the local authorities, in the governorate, and the administration of the airport, following the attack that occurred the moment members of the new Yemeni government, arrived in the interim capital.
An engineering team affiliated with the SDRP was urgently present within 24 hours of the explosion, on the spot, including a team of contractors, consultants and technical experts to supervise the works and assess the damage caused by the bombings, on the airport building, which is the second largest airport, in the Republic of Yemen, second only to Sanaa Airport.
The team urgently intervened by removing the rubbles from the venue, harnessing its equipment and machinery to implement all repairs to the affected areas without stopping, including repairing infrastructure, electrical, mechanical and sanitary works, after surveying the whole site to assess what to do during the upcoming days, in preparation for the re-operating of the airport, in accordance with international standards, to continue implementing the airport rehabilitation project, by the local pertinent authorities.
General Supervisor of the SDRP had signed a contract to implement the second phase of Aden International Airport rehabilitation project, this week, at a cost of SR54.4 million, during a ceremony held, at the SDRP headquarters, in Riyadh, in the presence of various Yemeni ministers, ambassadors of foreign countries, media men, and parties concerned with development affairs.
SDRP had implemented the previous phase of the project in the past period, as the first phase included providing requirements and emergency vehicles, while the second phase will work on rehabilitating the airport to contribute to becoming compatible with the regulations of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), in order to raise the efficiency of the transport sector, in the Republic of Yemen, improve the airport’s capacity and upgrade quality levels of its services.
SDRP has also implemented as many as 193 projects, in 7 basic sectors, namely education, health, water, energy, transportation, agriculture and fisheries and governmental capacity-building, as the SDRP adopts the best practices of development, reconstruction and intellectual leadership, in the field of sustainable development, in Yemen, to enhance historical, cultural and economic relationships between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Yemen.
Source: Saudi Press Agency