Sudan inks $680m Khartoum airport deal
Manama, January 18, 2014
An agreement worth $680 million for the second phase of work at a major new airport in Sudan was signed on the sidelines of Bahrain International Airshow yesterday.
Khartoum New International Airport (KNIA) project directorate director Fatima Abdullatif inked the deal with China Harbour Engineering Company East Africa marketing manager Zhang Wenfeng at the show’s media centre, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
Abdullatif thanked the government of Bahrain for providing an “international platform” where the agreement could be signed.
KNIA is an 86,000-square metre airport currently under construction 40km away from Khartoum’s city centre. It will replace the current Khartoum International Airport in the heart of Sudan’s capital.
The first phase of work at KNIA, worth $700 million, is almost complete.-TradeArabia News Service