Al-Jubouri: Kirkuk airport is ready to open

  • 4-06-2021, 19:52
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    Kirkuk - INA 

    The Governor of Kirkuk, Rakan Saeed Al-Jubouri, confirmed today, Friday, that Kirkuk Civil Airport is ready to open, while the Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, called for issuing a directive to the Civil Aviation Authority to grant permission to open the airport.

    Al-Jubouri told the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "the Kirkuk civil airport project is one of the vital projects, the dream and goal of the components of Kirkuk for decades," stressing that "the airport project is currently ready to obtain permission from the Civil Aviation Authority."

    He pointed out that "the airport includes two casting and asphalt runways, radars and night control devices, lighting, sensors, offices for federal departments and institutions and the customs authority, health, security and civil defense centers, in addition to a special suite for Hajj and Umrah, roads, services, power lines and gates that have all been completed, as well as special devices." Facilitating departure and return, VIP lounges, and the duty free market.

    He pointed out that "the airport provides services to nearly 4 million people, including more than one million and six hundred thousand people who are residents of Kirkuk Governorate with its districts and villages, and also provides services to the residents of Diyala Governorate and its affiliated districts and districts, as well as the residents of Salah al-Din in its districts and districts, in addition to the adjacent areas." And the areas that fall within the administrative borders of Nineveh Governorate," noting that "Kirkuk is at the crossroads of these roads."

    And he indicated, "The airport project is a dream for all components of Kirkuk, including the Kurds, Arabs, Turkmen, Chaldeans and Assyrians," noting that "the airport will contribute significantly to the transition of Kirkuk to the regional and international environment, in addition to motivating and encouraging investors to come to Kirkuk."

    The Governor of Kirkuk confirmed, "The opening of the airport needs permission from the aviation authority, despite the presence of some simple observations that will be completed soon," calling on the Prime Minister to "instruct the Civil Aviation Authority and work to expedite the approval of granting permission to open the airport."