[size=36]Completing 90% of Kirkuk International Airport[/size]
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The executing companies of the Kirkuk International Airport achieved an advanced achievement with accelerated work rates, including the establishment of a reception hall and farewell passengers, rehabilitation of the runway and the construction of the gate and the fence, paving roads and rehabilitation of areas and landscaping and the completion of infrastructure and lighting and control towers.
The head of the coordination committee for the management of Kirkuk International Airport, Ziad Hussein Saleh, said that "the international airport project in the province was referred after the granting of a license for the establishment (tops Azmer) by the Ministry of Transport in addition to another investment license in the light of the contract with the ministry and the formation of committees from the province of Kirkuk In order to complete the work that qualifies it to be an international airport has several advantages to the province, including the provision of financial resources in the hard currency and the openness of tourism and investment and the provision of employment opportunities to help thousands of unemployed graduates Kirkuk, as well as facilitating the movement of air transport, shipping and treatment abroad within the services provided to citizens of Kirkuk and neighboring provinces.
He pointed out that "the work of the project was in two phases, the first includes the ongoing work which is hoped to be completed before the end of the current year has been achieved and reached a percentage of 90 percent, which means that the project is in its final stages with the escalation of the pace of work in order to complete this phase on time. He pointed out that the works included the erection of observation towers and rehabilitation of the concrete runway and the gate and the completion of roads and spaces by rehabilitation and afforestation and the installation of lighting devices and the establishment of the reception hall and farewell passengers. Li rehabilitation of air navigation and building works and installation of Terminal necessary technical requirements. "
He pointed out that "fourteen work teams are carrying out the work inside the airport each team is competent to accomplish a certain aspect."
The Chairman of the Committee expected that "the final achievement will be soon, which will be followed by the opening and direct aviation internal and external, revealing that the work of the second phase will include the construction of a large terminal and the expansion of the second runway, and the construction of a large reception and farewell hall and the installation of another control tower and other extensions according to the contracts established for the project. His statement confirmed Saleh, the existence of cooperation by all institutions, including the military to accomplish the work, which allowed to overcome some of the obstacles that faced the smoothness of work.
He stressed that "preparations are being made by them to end all operational requirements, including the preparation of staff and the introduction of courses in accordance with the controls and recommendations of the Civil Aviation Authority and the use of staff from the airport in Baghdad and Mosul at the beginning of work until the preparation of teams dedicated to the management of technical matters for the Kirkuk International Airport."