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 Airport (pictured), he added it will accomodate domestic flights and neighboring countries only.
Najaf's Governor Adnal Al-Zarfi disclosed that there are plans to increase the size of Najaf city with new housing complexes as well as industrial and agricultural projects.
Earlier this week, Turkish Airlines announced its first direct flight from Istanbul to Najaf.
(Source: Aswat al-Iraq)