Saudi Arabia Supports Repair of Aden Airport After Deadly Missile Attack

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RIYADH, 02 January 2021, (TON): A Saudi-backed team of engineering experts has been drafted in to assess and repair the damage to Aden’s airport following Wednesday’s deadly missile attack.

The specialists’ work is being carried out as part of the ‘Saudi Program for the Development and Reconstruction of Yemen’ (SDRPY).

In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the SDRPY said an operation to assess damage caused to the airport was being carried out in coordination with the Yemeni government, local authorities in the governorate, and Aden airport’s administration.

“An engineering team affiliated with the Saudi Program for Development and Reconstruction of Yemen was urgently present within 24 hours of the explosion at the airport site,” the statement added.

A team of contractors, consultants, and technical experts will supervise the repair work. Aden is the second-largest airport in Yemen after Sanaa which is under the control of the Iran-backed Houthis.

“The team worked on an urgent intervention to remove rubble from the site, and implemented all repairs to the affected areas, including repairing infrastructure and electrical, mechanical, and sanitary works,” the statement said.

On Wednesday, A number of guided missiles hit the airport moments after a plane carrying cabinet members of the newly formed Yemini government had touched down. Yemen blames Iranian military experts for masterminding the strike which left dozens of people dead and injured.


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