Transport Minister announces the opening of the airport near Kut for domestic flights and the administration of the province demanding the establishment of an oil refinery where Section:
NewsSeptember 12, 2014 0:19
Transport Minister Bayan Jabr, on Thursday, said the next three months will see the opening of a civilian airport in the city of Kut, while confirming the management of Wasit province, the Ministry of Transportation approved the transfer of the base of Kut air into a civilian airport, demanded the Oil Ministry to establish a large refinery in the province being mediated provinces Middle Euphrates and the south.
And Bayan Jabr said in an interview during a press conference held on the sidelines of his visit to Baghdad International Airport "The next three months will see the opening of a civilian airport in the city of Kut, Wasit Province, will begin an internal trips to Sulaimaniyah, Basra and then to foreign airports".
He added that al-Zubaidi "Wasit province expressed their willingness to resolve the issues of material which was hampering the establishment of the airport."
For his part, the governor of Wasit Mahmoud Abdul Ridha Talal, in an interview, "The Minister of Transport and approved the establishment of a civilian airport in the province of Wasit be on the land of Kut air base."
Talal added that "the idea of establishing a civilian airport in Wasit is not the result today, but it is the idea of several years, but unfortunately was Tsuifaa at the time of the previous government, and did not impair attention and follow-up caffeine from the previous local governments as well."
He explained Talal that "all elements of the airport located in this rule, which is one of the largest air bases in Iraq, in addition to the site featured her," adding that "the administration of the province put forward a set of proposals for the operation of the airport, including splitting the base to the two airports, one military and one civilian ".
The governor of Wasit "The airport can be allocated for the purposes of air cargo, especially with a runway large it is able to accommodate loads high," and urged "the Oil Ministry to establish a large refinery in the province being mediated Euphrates provinces of East and South as well as its proximity to the capital, Baghdad, in addition to the Diyala province ".
He Talal said that "Wasit province has become one of the provinces of oil by virtue of the presence of the fields of humpback, which produces (140 thousand) barrels per day, and Badra, which began production two weeks before the card (15 000) per barrel in the hope that up, in (2016) to produce (170 thousand) barrels , in addition to the existence of large oil fields are not investors field Starlings and nail. "
The Department of Wasit had announced (31/03/2014) for a group of international companies that have shown interest in investing in the province (180 km south of Baghdad), and the possibility of converting Kut air base to a civilian airport.
There were serious consultations with those companies on the possibility of converting the base of Kut military to a civilian airport with world-class advanced due to its location and the large area and provide technical ingredient for airports in this rule.
The Kut military base, (5 km west of Kut), had been founded in the seventies of the last century, one of the important air bases, which have contributed to a significant role in the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988), because of its proximity to the Iranian border, where they are clustered where Flocks of several aircraft Sukhoi 22 and Mickey, 21 and 23, and then became in 2003 the headquarters of the American forces in the province and occupied alongside American forces troops from several countries, including troops from Ukraine, Poland, Georgia, El Salvador, and was named (Base Delta), before they are replaced renamed after the departure of those forces to Kut air base, and where are included senior to boot various types of military aircraft and landing.
This rule is separated from the Tigris River city of Kut, which is located on the eastern side of them while bordered to the west taboo oil Ahdab oil field and road Cote hand Liberals.
The Transport Minister Bayan Jabr announced, on Thursday, during his tour at Baghdad International Airport for the development of a new action plan to facilitate the entry of citizens to airports and travel time, and while stressing that he will work to increase the airlines, pointed to the development of engineering solutions, administrative and security so as not to repeated suffering of the citizens and instructed to transfer citizens free of yard bin Firnas airport.
The Minister of Transport, the new Baqir Jabr said in a speech during the ceremony of receiving the Ministry of Transport, on Wednesday, (September 10, 2014), "I am very happy that I am I receive a trench from the trenches of the service, before the person you are with him in the front and one days of the former regime" he said, adding "We will work with officials in the ministry to fight corruption, we have taken on Tuesday, in the Council of Ministers decision strategically to fight corruption in Iraq."
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