Prince Fahd Bin Abdullah, president of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), has approved a number of airport development projects worth a total of more than SR5 billion ($1.33 billion), the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The projects included establishment of King Abdullah Airport in Jazan, development of Arar airport, maintenance and operation of air navigation equipment and systems at various airports, operation, maintenance and cleaning works at Riyadh's King Khaled International Airport and King Fahd International Airport of Dammam.
A number of development as well as operation and maintenance projects at some other airports have also been approved, according to a GACA press statement.
Prince Fahd said that awarding of these projects showed the government's extra keenness in supporting the vital aviation sector as it is pivotal in realizing comprehensive social and economic development being witnessed in various regions of the Kingdom.
The Saudi Gazette