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Turkish firm to start building Sudan's biggest airport

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A Turkish construction company will start building Sudan's biggest airport early next year, according to the firm's chairman.

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"We will lay the foundation for the Khartoum International Airport in the first quarter of 2019 and complete it in less than 36 months," Selim Bora, the chairman of construction firm Summa, told Anadolu Agency.

Bora stated that the three-phase project is worth $1.15 billion.

"First we will built a terminal with a 6 million-person [annual] capacity along with all infrastructure services, runways, and airport aprons," he said.

Bora added the airport's annual capacity will reach 9 million in the second phase and 12 million in the third phase.

The project, developed on the build-operate-transfer model, is currently in the design phase, he said.

Saying that Sudan has the largest surface area in Africa, Bora added the airport will also serve other countries in the region.

"Currently airports in Cairo and Addis Ababa are the most important and effective ones on the continent," he noted.

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