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 be equal for the three provinces as it is considered as one of the strategic projects [which will provide] services to Babel and Middle Euphrates provinces in addition to developing the infrastructure in the province".

The project is to be designed by a French company (ADPI), but according to the report from AIN it may be complicated by plans to build an oil refinery in the area.

(Source: AIN)

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