Discussing CAMA’s Work Development Mechanism

CAMA blamed the countries of the aggression, and the international community, for the killing, kidnapping, death and suffering of Yemeni travelers as a result of their travel through the so-called “legitimate areas”. The official Spokesman of CAMA-Director General of air transport- Dr. Mazen Ghanem pointed out to the Yemeni News Agency (Saba) that thousands of Yemeni expatriates are waiting for the opening of Sana'a International Airport to return to the homeland.

He condemned the murder and looting of the property of the expatriate- Abdul-Malik Al-Sanabani, on his way to return to the homeland, at the hands of criminal elements in the so-called “legitimate areas”, calling on the Security Council to open Sanaa airport without any conditions, to protect and save the lives of travelers. He also wondered: "How long will the international community remain silent about the crimes committed against the Yemeni people, and be unable to open Sana'a International Airport, which is technically ready, the safest airport for all the Yemenis, and the closest distance to two-thirds of the population of the Republic of Yemen."


In the meantime, Ghanem stressed that Sana'a International Airport is a civilian airport subject to all the international procedures and standards, and closing it violates the international laws and treaties, and amounts to a war crime. The Spokesman of CAMA called on the Yemeni communities abroad and the free people of the world to organize vigils to demand the lifting of the ban on Sana'a International Airport, as it is a popular and humanitarian demand.

Discussing CAMA’s Work Development Mechanism

A meeting at the Ministry of Transport headed by the Minister of Transport- Amer Al-Marani discussed on 16th August 2021 the development mechanism for the technical, financial and administrative works of CAMA during the coming period. 

The meeting- which was attended by the Deputy Minister of Transport for Air Transport Sector- Abdullah Al-Ansi, Dr. Mohammed Abdulkader- Chairman of CAMA, Deputy Chairman of CAMA- Raed Jabal and the Directors General of CAMA- reviewed the work progress report and the financial and administrative remarks and the mechanism of revising them in order to contribute in developing the work of CAMA locally and internationally wise in accordance to meet the requirements of ICAO.   

At the meeting, the Minister of Transport stressed on the importance of developing the work of CAMA technically, professionally and financially during the coming phase to respond to the aspirations of the national Vision for Building the New State of Yemen and which corresponds with the professional status of CAMA.   

The minister also affirmed the importance of taking care of the weather meteorology services and developing the meteorology stations, early warning system and issuing the meteorology Law to cope with the modern developments in this vital field.  

Meanwhile, the Minister of Transport urged CAMA’s officials to exert much more efforts and work in the spirit of one team to boost CAMA through qualifying and training the cadres in the technical, professional and administrative aspects during the coming phase.

In the meantime, the Chairman of CAMA stressed that CAMA has plans and projects which will develop the services of CAMA and correspond with the local and international aspirations. He also stressed that CAMA is committed to all the regulations, systems and agreements in accordance with the international requirements of ICAO and in all the fields of civil aviation as well.

Discussing CAMA’s Work Development Mechanism

On 8th September 2021, a meeting in Sana'a, chaired by the Minister of Transport- Amer Al-Marani, discussed the level of CAMA’s work evaluation, its sectors and the mechanism for developing them in line with the international requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The meeting, which was attended by the Deputy Minister of Transport for Air Transport Sector- Abdullah Al-Ansi, Chairman of CAMA- Dr. Mohammed Abdulkader, Deputy Chairman of CAMA- Raed Jabal, CAMA’s Assistant Deputies for the different sectors and the Ministry’s advisor- Mohammed Al-Sharif, discussed the priorities of the tasks and works to be executed at the level of CAMA and its sectors, and the needs to enhance and develop its navigational services in the field of civil aviation. .

The meeting also reviewed a report on the projects approved for Sana’a International Airport, the Aviation Safety Sector Audit Report, CAMA’s job discipline, electronic automation, and the achievements made in the meteorological sector, including the installation of new Weather Observation Stations in a number of governorates of the Republic, which contributes to developing and strengthening the meteorological observation process.

The meeting dealt with evaluating the projects, activities and programs of the second phase of the National Vision 2021-2025 of CAMA and its various sectors in accordance with the international conditions and requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), including the rehabilitation of the power station at Sana’a International Airport, maintenance of the airport runway, the airport’s fence and other strategic projects which will achieve the goals of CAMA locally and internationally.


In the meeting, the Minister of Transport stressed the necessity of executing the studied projects on the ground and translating them into practice, and that they should not be just ink on a paper. Meanwhile, he praised the efforts of the leadership of the CAMA and its different sectors in the professional and technical fields and the services it provides to the international civil aviation in accordance with the international conditions and laws, referring to the international ISO certificate obtained by CAMA in the civil aviation safety sector.


Minister Al-Marani affirmed the need to pay attention to meteorological services and develop their meteorological stations and early warning system in a way that enhances the services they provide to all segments of society, especially farmers, investors, traders, researchers and students in the Yemeni universities in various disciplines.

Ministry of Transport and CAMA Organize Protest Sit-In for Passage of Five Years For Sana'a International Airport Closure

On 10th August 2021, the Ministry of Transport and CAMA organized a protest Sit-In in front of Sana'a International Airport, over the passage of five years of Sana'a International Airport closure by the US-Saudi aggression coalition. The participants in the protest sit-in, in the presence of the Deputy Minister of Transport for Air Transport Sector- Abdullah Al-Ansi, and the Chairman of CAMA- Dr. Mohammed Abdulkader, raised banners condemning the crimes of aggression against the Yemeni people in general, explaining the catastrophic humanitarian repercussions caused by the airport closure. The participants affirmed their steadfastness and resilience in the face of the aggression and the challenges resulting from it. They described the silence of the United Nations and International Organizations regarding the airport's closure as shameful, pointing out that the desecrated Gulf money has violated all the Laws, Regulations and Agreements that guarantee human rights. For his part, the Deputy Chairman of CAMA- Raed Jabal stressed that Sana'a Airport closure for the fifth year has increased the steadfastness and resilience of the workers and technicians in continuing to work and development in the field of civil aviation. He also pointed out that the decision to close the airport was taken unilaterally by the Saudi Arabia to kill the Yemeni people, pointing out that this closure is in contrary to all the International Laws and Agreements, including the Chicago Convention.In turn, the Director General of Sana'a airport- Khaled Al-Shayef explained that the closure of the airport caused a major humanitarian disaster, in accordance with the testimony of the United Nations, which did nothing to lift the ban on the airport, which receives the UN aircraft on a daily basis. Meanwhile, he stressed the airport's technical readiness to receive all the civilian flights, pointing out that Sana'a Airport is the main artery that serves more than 80% of Yemen's population and the first gateway to the Republic of Yemen. In the meantime, a statement was issued by the Protest Sit-In read by CAMA's spokesperson- Director General of Air Transport- Dr. Mazen Ghanem condemning the continued closure of Sana’a International Airport in front of the civilian flights since 9th August 2016. He also stressed that the airport's closure is violating all the International Laws and Treaties, and a flagrant and barefaced violation of the United Nations Charter and International Humanitarian Law, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Two International Covenants on Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the protocols attached to them, in addition to being in conflict with the texts of the Chicago Convention 1944 adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).


Moreover, the statement pointed out that the continued closure of Sana'a Airport in front of the civilian flights for more than five years has exacerbated the humanitarian situation and resulted in the death of thousands of patients with incurable diseases. It  caused incomparable family dispersion, restricted the freedom of millions of Yemenis, impeded the movement of vital medicine and food supplies, and turned Yemen into a large prison. The statement stated that the Ministry of Health's statistics indicate the death of more than 95,000 patients who were in urgent need to travel for treatment abroad, and more than 480,000 patients who urgently need to travel in a way that cannot be postponed, more than 30 cases die daily.According to the statement, the statistics indicate that more than 71 thousand patients with cancerous tumors are at risk of certain death and more than 8 thousand patients with Renal failure who need Renal Transplantation to save their lives, and more than one million patients are threatened with death as a result of the lack of medicines for incurable and chronic diseases, and the lack of solutions and medical supplies that used to be transported through the air. The Statistics also indicate that more than 4 million expatriates have been denied the right to return home to visit their families, not to mention that thousands of students lost their scholarships due to their inability to travel to join their educational institutions abroad due to the continued air blockade imposed on Sana'a airport, as well as the disruption of the interests of many of businessmen.


 The statement praised the humanitarian role played by activists abroad and free people in the world to demand the reopening of the airport and the resumption of the civilian flights, praising the role of some international organizations that considered closing the airport an unforgivable crime and described the past five years as a comprehensive mass death penalty for the Yemenis. In the statement, the Ministry of Transport and CAMA renewed their denunciation of the inability of the United Nations and the UN Security Council regarding the persistence of the aggression coalition in closing the airport, calling for a quick decisive stance towards ending the ongoing air blockade on the Yemeni airports.


 The statement also called on the issuance of a binding international resolution to immediately and unconditionally lift the blockade imposed on Sana'a airport, as it is a humanitarian demand that is not subject to negotiation or vain procrastination. The statement held the aggression coalition legally responsible for the catastrophic consequences of human, material and moral losses as a result of the continued closure of the airport in front of the civilian flights.


 The statement urged the global human conscience and free peoples to pressure their governments and demand them not to support the coalition countries in this brutal aggression and unjust blockade on the Yemeni land and people, and the immediate lifting of the air blockade imposed on Sana'a airport. The Protest Sit-In was attended by the Assistant Deputies of the Ministry of Transport and CAMA.

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