Libya: Tripoli airport reconstruction to start by June

Libya: Tripoli airport reconstruction to start by June
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Rome -The reconstruction of Tripoli's international airport, awarded last July to the Italian consortium AENEAS, will start within the next month. The news was confirmed at InfoAfrica by the president of the consortium, Elio Franci, who specified that the project is slightly behind schedule due to the new design requested by the Libyan authorities. "A delegation from the Libyan Ministry of Transport is currently in Rome for the final approval of the new design. The project, which is expected to last ten months, will start soon after the approval is obtained", Franci added at InfoAfrica.

The news of the imminent start of the reconstruction work at Tripoli's airport was announced in the past few days to local media by the Libyan Minister of Transport and Communications, Milad Matouq, according to whom the Libyan authorities have completed all the technical and financial procedures required to start the project. "The only thing missing is a final agreement for the safety of the work site", Mr Matouq told local media. The project is expected to cost 79 million euros and includes the construction of two terminals, one for national and one for international flights, covering a total surface of 30,000 square meters. The AENEAS consortium in charge of the reconstruction work is formed by Two-Seven, engineering and development consultants; Axitea, a company specialized in security solutions; Nuct Aviation, a construction firm; Lion Consulting and the construction company Ing. Orfeo Mazzitelli.