Jordan to issue bids for Marka airport renovation

The government of Jordan has approved a project that will see the renovation of Marka International Airport into a full international passenger airport at a cost of $211m

Marka International Airport lies nearly five kilometres Northeast of Amman city centre.
Marka International Airport lies nearly five kilometres Northeast of Amman city centre.

The government of Jordan has approved a project that will see the renovation of Marka International Airport into a full international passenger airport at a cost of $211m, a local daily reported on Wednesday.

The airport, officially known as the The Amman Civil Airport, lies nearly five kilometres Northeast of Amman city centre, Jordan’s Arabic language daily Al-Rai reported.

It currently serves as the capital's main airport for passengers on chartered flights and VIP private flights as well as an aviation education and training hub.

The project is said to be offered to investors on a BOT (build-operate-transfer) basis and will involve the building of a new passenger terminal, expansion of runways, and other construction works.

"According to an international study, the cost of the Marka airport project is estimated at around 150 million dinars (211 million dollars)," the report said.

The government took the decision after air traffic at Qeeen Alia Airport, Jordan's main civil airport, reached near full capacity of around eight million passengers a year, the report added.

 

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