Airport operator, consultancy and engineering firm, Egis, has agreed a three-year contract with Matarat Holding Company for the latter to provide consulting services across 26 airports in Saudi Arabia.

The agreement will see the two companies work alongside each other to provide strategic planning to define and plan a portfolio of five-year projects and work on a comprehensive programme plan for the Kingdom’s airports.

Describing how Matarat is working to provide an attractive environment in Saudi airports for air carriers and passengers, Turki Almubadal, Executive VP of Projects and Technical Affairs at Matarat said: “We are developing airport infrastructure through best practices to provide the best services at the highest international standards. All these efforts are about improving the experience of every traveller. This contract focuses on providing support in several major areas and activities, which include strategic planning for projects, building an asset management guide, preparing a unified guide for engineering specifications for designing and implementing projects, and following up on continuous improvement of their performance.”

He also commented that this latest agreement will contribute to the Saudi Vision 2030, which aims to increase international destinations to 250 and passenger capacity to 330 million.

In addition to creating a plan for continuous development of 26 airports, the contract includes designing a practical guide for project implementation, quality control and safety procedures, as well as monitoring and following up performance by preparing and submitting reports, project brochures and assistance with determining budgets for capital projects.

Alaa AbuSiam, CEO of Egis in the Middle East and South Asia concluded: “The aviation industry has always been one of our key strengths at Egis, both regionally and globally. We are delighted to be partnering with Matarat to be part of one of the most transformative projects in the Middle East region. The Kingdom’s strong commitment to the aviation sector as part of its 2030 Vision, will surely transform the country into a global hub connecting Asia, Europe and Africa.”

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