Kuwaiti firm to build cargo airport in Iraq

Al Nasriyah Al Kuwaitiyah Co.has been awarded a 45-year contract to build and manage a new airport, NADA, in three phases in the Iraqi city of Al Diwaniyah, capital of the Al-Qādisiyyah Governorate.


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Al Nasriyah Al Kuwaitiyah Co.has been awarded a 45-year contract to build and manage a new airport, NADA, in three phases in the Iraqi city of Al Diwaniyah, capital of the Al-Qādisiyyah Governorate. The city is strategically located on the Baghdad Basra rail corridor and the initial intention for the airport is to act as a cargo hub, with growth as an international airport which will be capable of servicing the south and central regions of Iraq which has a domestic population currently in excess of 11 million people.

The total contract has a value of US$1.35 billion and is expected to be completed within five years. The first phase involves the creation of a 45 metre wide 1,600 metre long runway capable of handling any of today’s aircraft, plus a free trade zone on a 17.5 million sq. m site. This section of the project should be completed by spring 2017.