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King Abdul Aziz airport project on schedule

6 August 2013

Construction of the King Abdulaziz Airport in Saudi Arabia should complete on schedule at the end of 2014, according to the head of the Kingdom’s aviation authority.

The project includes the construction of an airport terminal, a 136m-high air traffic control tower, taxiways, roads, tunnels and utilities networks.

Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation, Prince Fahd bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, said that the air traffic control tower – which will be the largest in the Middle East – is over half-way through completion and that construction of the airport lounges was almost complete, with work started on the interiors.

According to Arab News, Prince Fahd said that schedules had been maintained despite the number of workers falling as a result of the ongoing visa amnesty.