Al-Furat al-Awsat Airport in Karbala will provide thousands of job opportunities in the province, the Iraqi Transport Minister Amir Abdiljabbar said on Tuesday.
“Iraqis will be proud of the airport,” Abdiljabbar said in a speech for the occasion of planting the airport’s foundation stone.
He said that the detailed design of the airport was made by a French firm for E50 million.
Earlier, Karbala’s governor Amalal-Din al-Hur described the airport as a strategic project in Karbala and said that the airport will have a capacity of 30 million passengers per year.
(Aswat Al Iraq)