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The Saudi government has approved two prime locations – Sudair City for Industry and Businesses and Riyadh-Hawtat Rani Tamim Road – for its upcoming airport projects, said a report.
Riyadh Governor Prince Faisal bin Bandar has endorsed recommendations regarding the locations of two domestic airports to be built in the northern and southeastern clusters of development centres in the region, according to Arab News.
The location of the airport serving the northern cluster of development centres has been selected and reserved northeast of Sudair City for Industry and Businesses, over a total area of 24 sq km, it stated. The northern cluster includes the provinces of Zulfa, Al Magma’ah and Al Ghat.
The location is expected to achieve integration between air and railway transport on one side, and the industrial activities and logistic services offered by Sudair City for Industry and Businesses on the other, according to the report.
The airport’s location will boost economic and demographic development in the northern cluster of development centres, the report said, citing Prince Faisal, who is also the chairman of the High Commission for the Development of Riyadh (HCDR).
The airport serving the southeastern clusters of development centres will be developed over a 42-sq-km area on Riyadh-Hawtat Rani Tamim Road.
The southeastern region of development centres includes the provinces of Al Kharj, Hawtat Bani Tamim, Al Hariq and Al Aflaj said the report. The airport’s location will serve the provinces of Al Kharj, Hawtat Bani Tamim, Al Hariq and Al Aflaj, as well as southern Riyadh, it added.