GACA preparing Saudi Arabia as a global logistics center

GACA President Abdul Hakim Al-Tamimi speaks during a roundtable meeting with major UK civil aviation companies on Thursday. (SPA)
Updated 06 September 2018

GACA preparing Saudi Arabia as a global logistics center

JEDDAH: The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), in cooperation with the Saudi-American Business Council, organized a roundtable meeting with major UK civil aviation companies. 

The meeting discussed the Saudi aviation sector and possible investment opportunities in it. Representatives of relevant departments at GACA met with more than 60 representatives of Saudi and British companies.

GACA President Abdul Hakim Al-Tamimi delivered a speech in which he reviewed investment opportunities in the Saudi aviation sector in light of a rise in air traffic and the number of infrastructure projects being implemented.

A wide variety of investment opportunities regarding airport operation and the provision of advanced consultancy services was discussed.

He stressed GACA’s eagerness to strengthen the Saudi civil aviation industry and harness the required capabilities to keep pace with steady growth in air transport in the Kingdom, so as to attract international companies to invest in airport infrastructure and services. 

GACA is striving to make the Kingdom a global logistics center linking three continents and receiving more than 30 million pilgrims by 2030, Al-Tamimi said.

During the meeting, companies were briefed on the development of the investment environment in the Kingdom, and on investment opportunities in the aviation sector. 


Saudi-based interfaith center chief calls for peaceful coexistence

Faisal bin Abdulrahman bin Muaammar. (SPA)
Updated 1 min 40 sec ago

Saudi-based interfaith center chief calls for peaceful coexistence

  • Faisal bin Abdulrahman underlined that the meeting was an important opportunity to support the programs of coexistence, peace building and communication in line with the center’s vision

CAIRO: Faisal bin Abdulrahman bin Muaammar, the secretary-general of the Vienna-based King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) stressed the importance of the first Cairo Arab meeting on the opportunities and challenges of coexistence, and the importance of working together to consolidate coexistence, respect diversity and accept pluralism under the umbrella of shared citizenship.
Bin Muaammar made the comments during his speech before the international meeting held in Cairo, on Tuesday, under the theme “Euro-Arab dialogue toward peaceful coexistence … opportunities and challenges.” The meeting was organized by the Coptic Evangelical Social Services Organization in collaboration with Oikosnet Europe and Sigtuna.
He underlined that the meeting was an important opportunity to support the programs of coexistence, peace building and communication in line with the center’s vision.