Saudi Arabia announces Yemen's Marib Airport project

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced it will rebuild the airport in Marib, Yemen to provide a hub for the country and region, the country said.

When complete, the airport will accommodate 2 million travellers a year.

While the project is underway, it will create approximately 1,000 permanent jobs upon completion, 5,000 jobs during construction, and some 10,000 indirect jobs in ancillary sectors. The work is to be carried out by the same company that built and designed a Chicago airport.