Khartoum -- the implementation of new Khartoum international airport project has been crippled by the lack of funds and securities from foreign banks, Gen. Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud, Director of the airport has revealed.
Gen. Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud, Director of the airport revealed that the implementation of new Khartoum international airport project has been crippled by the lack of funds and securities from foreign banks.
Gen. Ibrahim acknowledged that it is difficult for Sudan to meet the financial demands of the Chinese company, supposed to carry out the project due to unfair US economic sanctions on the country and inability for Sudanese financial institutions to undertake money transfer and financial transaction with international banks.
The Director of the airport called for reliance on national companies and local components to provide funds for this vital project and ensure that it sees the light. He noted that Sudan can carry through the project without depending on others; citing 16 internal airports the country has established via local resources.
The New Khartoum International Airport is an international airport under construction in Khartoum, Sudan. It is to replace the current Khartoum International Airport located in the heart of the city. The new airport will be located 40 km (24.8 miles) from Khartoum's city centre.
It is planned to have an 86,000 square metre passenger terminal capable of handling 7.5 million passengers annually. It will also have two 4,000 metre runways capable of handling large aircraft like the Airbus A380. Should it has been finalized, the airport will have an additional 300-room international hotel
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