Sudan to build new international airport near Khartoum

A new international airport is to be built on the outskirts of Khartoum to meet the fast economic expansions in Sudan, a Sudanese official announced on Sunday.

Abdul-Karim Abdalla, head of the governmental committee for implementing the project, said that the works to build the new Khartoum International Airport are due to begin in October and completed in 2010.

He told a press conference that the idea of establishing the new airport, which will be located 40 kilometers south of the center of Khartoum, came as a result of "a big leap in the Sudanese aviation field".

He described the new airport as a strategic and a vital project to enhance the country's development.

According to the official, the new airport will be established at an area of 94 square kilometers, including two runways at the length of 4,000 meters and the width of 60 meters, a passenger terminal at an area of 86,000 square meters and an international hotel with 300 rooms.

Source: Xinhua

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