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Contractors Invited to Build New Airport

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Transport (MOT) has invited contractors to participate in a pre-qualification procedure for the construction of the new Middle Euphrates International Airport (MEIA). Sited near Kerbala [Karbala], the project will be financed by the General Federal Budget of the Republic of Iraq. MEIA will be a domestic and international airport […]

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Mid-Euphrates Airport Gets Go-Ahead

The Mid-Euphrates provinces of Babel, Karbala and Najaf have reportedly agreed to build a new airport in Babel province. Babel Deputy Governor, Engineer Ali Abdul Siheil, told AIN that the airport will be built by the French Company EDB at a cost of $2 billion. “There were extended meetings held among the representatives of the […]

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Erbil International Airport Wins Int’l Award

An international jury at the Emerging Markets Airport Show in Dubai has voted Erbil International Airport the best airport amongst emerging market airports with less than five million passengers per annum, across Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Citing the exceptional growth, 53% in 2012, in passenger numbers to 947,400, and 54% in cargo tonnage, […]

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KRG PM hosts groundbreaking for Duhok International Airport

Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani today hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a new international airport in Duhok. Duhok International Airport will be the third airport in the Kurdistan Region. After its completion in 2015, travellers will have direct international access to each of the Region’s three provinces. Speaking at the event, the Prime Minister highlighted the […]

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Mid-Euphrates Airport to be Managed by Babel, Karbala, Najaf

By John Lee. The Provincial Council in Babel [Babil] has voted unanimously for “the participation of each of Karbala, Babil and Najaf provinces in managing the Mid-Euphrates airport, which is hopefully established in the land among the three provinces“. The Head of the Investment Committee in the Council, Mahdi Aakul, told AIN: “The participation will […]

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KRG PM Barzani Announces Duhok International Airport

By John Lee. KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani this week announced that the foundation stone for Duhok International Airport will be laid within two months. The future airport will further strengthen tourism and trade links in Duhok, which is one of Iraq’s most prosperous governorates. The premier’s news came in a statement also unveiling broader […]

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Oil Ministry Denies Changing Site for Karbala Refinery

The Iraqi Oil Ministry has denied any changes to Karbala’s refinery, as reported by its spokesman. Asim Jihad told Aswat al-Iraq that all agreements on Karbala’s refinery site were set with the Transport Ministry, and denied reports that the site had been changed due to its proximity to Al-Furat Airport. Karbala’s Energy and Fuel Commission […]

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Diyala Plans new Civilian Airport

Diyala Province is reportedly planning to build a civilian airport in the Mansuriya district, 30 km east of the provincial capital of Baquba. Mujawal al-Tayee, head of Diyala Council’s Investment Board, said his board is engaged in negotiations with an un-named American company for the construction of the airport . AKnews reports that an executive from […]

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Iraq Earmarks $50bn for Airport Projects

According to The Saudi Gazette, the Iraqi government has earmarked an estimated $50 billion for airport development projects in Iraq over the next few years. Iraqi Airways is scheduled to add new 55 Boeing and Bombardier aircraft to its fleet soon. The emerging markets of China, Russia, India, the Middle East, and Africa are forecast […]

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New Airport Planned for Najaf

The director of construction and planning in Najaf Province announced on Wednesday that a site was allocated in Najaf to build a new international airport which shall be put forward for investment. Abdul Kareem al-Khawaja told Aswat al-Iraq that the new airport will have two runways specified to international standards.. Commenting on the existing Najaf […]

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