By John Lee.
Kuwait's Al-Nasriyah Company has signed an agreement to build a new airport in Diwaniya.
The $1.35-billion airport will be operated by the company under the 45-year contract.
Following the signing ceremony, the Governor of Diwaniya, Ammar Al-Madani, said the airport will cover an area of seven dunams (roughly 17,500 sq. m.) in addition to a similar area allocated for future expansions.
He added that the project will create some 8,000 jobs for the residents of the governorate, and that 10 percent of its revenues will go to the provincial government.
(Sources: MENAFN, Middle East Monitor)
(Picture Credit: Al-Nasriyah Company)