Iraq reveals plans to establish the first cargo airport

  • 21-11-2022, 22:00
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    Governor of Diwaniyah, Zuhair Al-Shaalan, revealed plans presented to Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, including the cargo airport as an investment opportunity.
    "Al-Diwaniyah governorate suffers from a lack of industry and commerce, as it mainly depends on agriculture, for the latter has reached to the level of 10% of the agricultural land area in the governorate as a result of water scarcity, which has resulted in agricultural migration to the cities," said Al-Shaalan in a statement to the Iraqi News Agency – INA.
    He noted that "the city cannot take these numbers of farmers due to the poor services it suffers from, in addition to the lack of job opportunities and unemployment rate increase." 
    “There are qualitative projects of work that bring a kind of profit to the governorate for the purpose of changing the economic reality,” he added.
    Al-Shaalan highlighted, saying that "the plans included the completion of the cargo airport that was taken from the Kuwaiti company for its reluctance to complete the project, as this project and its presentation as an investment opportunity help to finish this file and establish the first cargo airport in Iraq."