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Monday , December 6 2021

Huge budget for operation of new airport discussed

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 5: The Supreme Committee for the New Kuwait International Airport, whose members are representatives of the concerned entities, discussed in its recent meeting the allocation of a huge budget for the operation of the new airport for a period of 10 years upon its completion, reports Al-Rai daily quoting official sources from the Ministry of Public Works.

Sources disclosed that the three stages of the airport project will be completed in early 2025 in accordance with the plan. However, they refused to reveal the size of the budget for the project, affirming that the necessary procedures were followed in allotting the agreed amount though the coordinated efforts of the Finance Ministry and the Major Projects Sector in the Ministry of Public Works. Sources said the discussion revolved around the issue of the operating period that was set at 10 years with the aim of qualifying national manpower to manage and operate the new airport once the contract with the first operator ends.

On the other hand, the Central Agency for Public Tenders has extended the deadline for the submission of offers for the third stage of the project – construction, completion, furnishing and maintenance of aircraft stands, corridors and service halls for the new passenger building – until the end of this month

By Fares Al-Abdan Al-Seyassah Staff

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