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| 14 February, 2018

Saudi Arabia planning new airport along the Red Sea

Airport in Al-Qunfudah is part of air transport expansion plans.

A view of construction of a new terminal, that is supposed to help with the increased traffic during the 2014 World Cup, at the Pinto Martins International airport in Fortaleza . Image for illustrative purposes.

A view of construction of a new terminal, that is supposed to help with the increased traffic during the 2014 World Cup, at the Pinto Martins International airport in Fortaleza . Image for illustrative purposes.

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Saudi Arabia has approved the construction of a new civilian airport on its Western Red Sea coast and tenders for the project would be issued within 60 days, a local newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The airport will be built in the Western port of Al-Qunfudah as part of plans to expand the transport sector to cope with the air traffic growth projected in Vision 2030.

The Arabic language daily Al-Yaum said the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) will issue tenders for the new airport, which follows the approval of a project to build a sea port in the nearby Al-Lith city.

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"GACA will issue tenders for the civilian airport in Al-Qunfudah within 60 days," the paper said, quoting Emir of Makkah Prince Khalid Al-Faisal Al Saud, who also holds the rank of adviser to King Salman bin Abdul Aziz.

(Writing by Nadim Kawach; Editing by Anoop Menon)

(anoop.menon@thomsonreuters.com)

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