The UAE inked a deal to build a protection wall and external gates for the Aden International Airport today, an episode in a series of airport works aimed at rehabilitating the airport and improving services to passengers. .
The agreement is in line with the continuous support provided by the UAE to Yemeni-liberated governorates in various sectors, within the framework of the efforts to reduce the suffering of the Yemeni citizens and enhance the services provided to the, reported the UAE's news agency (WAM).
"The agreement, which was signed in Aden, is related to building an external protection wall for the Aden International Airport, as well as installing external gates, and performing a comprehensive maintenance of the internal and external facilities of the airport," said WAM.
"Tarek Abdu Ali, Director of the Aden International Airport Director, hailed the UAE's efforts since the liberation of the interim capital Aden and highlighted that the UAE has been supporting Aden International Airport since its liberation. He added that the signing of the agreement was considered an inauguration of the second phase, following the completion of the first phase, which included maintenance of the observation tower, building the corridors and internal halls, as well as providing the airport with modern equipment and fire-fighting vehicles."
Mohamed Nasr Shazly, the governorate’s under-secretary, praised the UAE’s efforts in Aden in restoring basic services and rebuilding the Aden airport. He said that since liberating the airport, the UAE has been working on rehabilitating and equipping it, which returned the airport back to service."
Meanwhile the Department for Municipal Affairs and Transport in Abu Dhabi announced the donation of 99 buses to several schools, clubs and state-owned public transportation companies in several provinces of Yemen.
WAM said the move follows the directives the President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Vice-President and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Force, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.