Saudi Arabian government sign contracts for developing various airports
The minister of transport Suleiman bin Abdullah Al – Hamdan of Saudi Arabia has signed contracts with international companies to operate and develop several airports in the Kingdom. The minister is also the chairman of the General Authority for Civil Aviation Administration (GACA).
The contracts were awarded to several international and local companies to build and operate several airports in the region. This includes the construction of the new airports - King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, and Taif International Airport. The operations contract of Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Al Qassim, Prince Abdulmohsin Bin Abdulaziz Airport in Yanbu and Hail International Airport also were awarded.
Singapore-based Changi Airports International won the 20-year operations right of the King Abdulaziz International Airport.