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The transport sector has, since the turn of the century, seen notable progress in airport, seaport, and road infrastructure. All were developed to link businesses and people domestically and internationally particularly because of their vital importance in supporting each and every economic activity.

Key Strengths of Air Transport Sector
  • Airports meet modern international classifications, standards and requirements through the use of enhanced technical capacities and first-class equipment.
  • Air control centers constructed with five satellite communication terminals.
  • Serviced by 13 international and 2 domestic airlines flying to 6 international airports and 44 feeder airports strategically scattered throughout the country.
  • The existence of 14 international and 26 local routes opened up to link African states with Southeast Asia and Gulf States through Sana’a Aviation Region. 
Source: SESRIC 
Key Strengths of Road Transport Sector
  • A well established road network comprised of 10,000 km of all-weather asphalt highways, 3,200 kilometers of gravel roads and nearly 60,000 km of dirt roads currently outside of the network.
  • A strategic road network linking domestic governorates with international junctions to Saudi Arabia and Oman via the coastal strip.
  • Abundant, experienced low cost labor for the movement of supplies (competitive income of approximately USD $135/month)
  • Low cost of fuel in Yemen for road transport.
Source: SESRIC
Key Strengths of Maritime Transport Sector
  • Geographic strategic advantage connecting Yemen to international shipping lines.
  • Continuous expansion and development of the Aden Port & Free Zone.
  • Yemen's extended 2500km long coastline is populated and serviced by 7 ports: Aden, Mukalla, Nishton, Hodeidah, Mocha, Ras Issa, Salif.
Top Projects & Companies:
Name of Project
Owner or Company
Cost (USD)
Domestic Air Cargo
and Transport
Felix Airlines Ltd.,
Tourism Surface Transport
Al Namer’s Ltd., Co., for Surface Transport
Tourism Surface Transport
Amir’s Ltd. Co. For Yemeni And International Transport
Domestic Surface Transport-Cars
Salem Bagersh and his Children’s Corporation
Heavy Equipments, Goods Transport and Others
Abdulbari Asharjabi and His Partners
Domestic and International Surface Transport-Buses
Safer Co., Ltd., for Surface Trips
Total : 276,066,59 $

GIA can help:

The transport sector in Yemen has great potential for growth and even greater potential for investment. GIA will help investors learn more about industry opportunities and, when applicable, establish contact with the various Yemeni institutions responsible for its growth, including The Ministry of Transport. For further information on opportunities in manufacturing, please contact GIA’s sector expert in the field.

 GIA’s Sector Expert and Contact Details:
Name: Mr. Raji A. Bassaid
Position: Head of the Services & Agriculutural Sector
Language: Arabic
Tel: 967 1 262 962 / 262 963
Fax: 967  1 262 964
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