Former Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, hosted a contract signing ceremony in 2021 between the Bureau of Civil Aviation of Iraq and the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) for the construction of Nasiriyah International Airport.
The new airport, which has a capacity of 750,000 people annually, is anticipated to replace the current aviation center in south Iraq and help the region’s economy, investment climate, and traffic growth.
A terminal building, an air traffic control building, a cargo facility, a 25-kilometer airport highway, ancillary facilities, and the reconstruction of the runway and parking apron are all included in the $367 million contract for the project.
“It is not an easy task to transform a nearly deserted airport into an international airport for large aircrafts,” said Liu Feilong, Chief Engineer at CSCEC. “This is the reason why we chose SANY.”