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Kuwait International Airport to be expanded

on Dec 9, 2013

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Kuwait's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has prepared a plan for the development and expansion of Kuwait International Airport.

DGCA president Fawaz Al-Farah said the plan also includes construction, navigational and investment projects targeting the improvement of civil aviation services in Kuwait, reports Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).

He stressed the need that Kuwait International Airport should catch up with this progress witnessed by the region's airports in order to help transform the country into a financial and commercial centre.

Among the most important projects to be carried out by the DGCA are the new expansion project of Terminal (2), the construction of a third 5.4 kilometers-long runway, the extension of the current east and west runways, the construction and equipping of another watchtower and the completion of the second phase of the air cargo city.

Al-Farah said that the DGCA would also develop the navigational aids and weather meteorology devices, passengers terminal, modernisation of air navigation systems, construction and development of a network of roads and paths at the airport and the development of electricity infrastructure and services.

Future expansion of the airport is designed in the first phase to increase capacity  from 7m to 20m passengers per year and will reach 25m passengers annually at a later stage.