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 the company will visit the province and the Ministry of Transportation in next few days.

The airport is supposed to be built at the site of a former headquarters of the Iraqi Army before 2003.

(Source: AKnews)

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