Construction of New International Airport Begins in Ashgabat
Turkmenistan held a ceremony to launch the construction of the new international airport envisioned as the main air gate to the country. Turkish company Polimeks, which has a long history of working in Turkmenistan, signed a contract to build the facility. The new airport will have the capacity of 1600 passengers per hour. It will be able to receive any type of aircraft with any cargo capacity, while ensuring international standards of service. Construction is slated to start in January 2013 and the new airport is to be in commission in August 2016. According to a source in Polimeks, the cost of the new airport is 2 billion 253 million USD.
Sources: Turkmenistan.ru, gundogar.org
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