New airport

25 April 2008

Sudan: Construction of a new airport in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum is to begin in October next year following Government approval of the project.

Located 40 km from the city centre, the airport will cover an area of 243 km2. It will include two 4 km long runways. Other airport facilities scheduled for construction include an 86000 m2 passenger terminal, a 40000 m2 cargo terminal and a 3750 m2 presidential terminal, in addition to plane parking areas and maintenance workshops.

A 300-room hotel, conference hall, several petrol stations and hypermarkets will also be built on adjoining land.

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