MATARAT Holding Company and the National Center for Privatization held today a workshop entitled “Privatization of the Kingdom’s Airports”, in the presence of several representatives of the MATARAT Holding and its subsidiaries, the National Center for Privatization, and airports, and the presence of the largest investing, developing and operating companies locally and globally in the aviation sector, in addition to a number of the funders and supporters of capital projects, and from various relevant parties within the framework of MATARAT’s concern for the need for integration and concerted efforts between the authorities in order to achieve the Kingdom’s vision 2030.

The workshop aimed to provide detailed information on the strategy for developing Saudi airports and discussed the challenges of the sector in developing infrastructure. In addition to engaging the private sector locally and internationally as key partners to improve the commercial and operational efficiency of airports.

The workshop opened with a speech from the CEO of MATARAT, Engineer Mohammed bin Ahmed Almowkley, in which he said, "We are working in MATARAT to transform the Saudi airports industry so MATARAT becomes a leading destination in the civil aviation internationally by integrating efforts with airports in all the Kingdom provinces to achieve the objectives of the national aviation strategy."

Almowkley explained that MATARAT is working to integrate all Saudi airports into one system to improve civil aviation services and enhance integration in this sector, which is a major driver of tourism in the Kingdom and international trade, and a contributor to attracting investors, tourists, and pilgrims from different parts of the world.

Almowkley also confirmed that MATARAT is working with the transport sector and the National Center for Privatization to lead the privatization of a new sustainable and prosperous industry.

During the workshop, civil aviation specialists reviewed several topics, including protecting investors' rights, increasing the attractiveness of Saudi public-private partnership investment, and facilitating purchase order procedures for investors.