The Ministry of Transport announced on Sunday the completion of the technical and administrative procedures related to the establishment of seven international airports in the provinces in the form of participation and investment with companies specialized in this area, pointing to the existence of discussions with the World Bank to finance the projects of the Ministry of Transport Strategy,
“The airports to be established in the provinces are Maysan in the district of Batera, Habbaniyah in Anbar province, Al Kut in Wasit province, Diyala, Babil, Salahuddin and Kirkuk, in addition to the completion and construction of the facilities of Nasiriyah International Airport, The province of Dhi Qar, “pointing to” the formation of a committee aimed at standing on the preparations and in order to direct calls to companies wishing to participate in the investment of those that have been developed in the provinces. ”
Al-Rubaie added that “integrated plans prepared in this regard, in addition to the Ministry and in coordination with the Aviation Authority ended all the technical and administrative procedures related to the location of these airports and the need for construction in the said provinces and according to the density of each of them,” noting that ” Has expressed its readiness to participate in the establishment of these airports, revealing that the offers are still under study so far. ”
The Director of Media of the Ministry said that “there are discussions with the World Bank to finance the projects of the Ministry of Strategic Transport, especially the establishment of new airports, especially as the air traffic is witnessing a great turnout as a result of the evolution of services provided on the aircraft of Iraqi Airways and the adoption of the latest electronic means in booking systems, These services have contributed to doubling the company’s revenues and making them compete with major airlines. “

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