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Construction of new airport on track – 6 years to build; Cost KD 1.3 bln

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 5: Activities related to the construction of the new airport have begun with the preparation of the infrastructure of the project, reports Al- Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They said the project is considered as one of the major projects of the country and a stepping stone for the execution of other projects.

The sources revealed that the new airport project is expected to be completed in six years at a total cost of KD 1.3 billion. They explained that the capacity of the new airport is 13 million passengers per year and this will be increased later to 25 million. The contracting company LIMAC has not faced any obstacles in completing the necessary procedures.

The new airport will help in turning Kuwait into an important regional hub. The sources affi rmed that the new airport, as per the plans, will help reduce the overload on the present airport, which is currently catering to ten million passengers per year.

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