The Saudi Minister of Transport and Logistic Services Eng. Saleh Al-Jasser opened on Monday the Future Aviation Forum, which is organized by General Authority for Civil Aviation, in Riyadh.
The three-day Forum is being held at the King Abdulaziz International Conference Center, and focuses on three main aspects of innovation, growth, and sustainability in the civil aviation sector.
Eng. Al-Jasser, during his opening speech, stressed that the Kingdom seeks to enhance its investments in the transport and logistics sector by more than $100 billion, transport 300 million passengers and five million tons of goods, and connect with 250 destinations around the world by the end of the current decade.
He added that it is scheduled to launch aviation companies and to develop airport facilities through two headquarters based in Riyadh and Jeddah.
The minister noted that there are many opportunities for the private sector, pointing out that the ministry has changed more than 25 airports into holding companies to be ready for privatization.
The Future Aviation Forum will witness signing over 50 agreements and memorandums of understanding, in addition to launching several important policies and strategies for the civil aviation sector, and signing a large number of partnerships between the public and private sectors.
A total of 60 countries are participating in the forum with over 2,000 participants and more than 4,000 people who registered in the forum’s events.
The forum is considered a unique international event in the civil aviation sector for providing an opportunity to exchange knowledge and ideas and discussing the best experiences and practices in developing resources and capacity.