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Sudan Transport Development

Following considerable delays, a US $40m contract, financed by the Saudi Fund for Development and the IDB, to build an international airport in Port Sudan was finalized in 1990.


A programme has been implemented to restore runways at regional airports, which had been damaged by drought, and by the early 1990s most of the work to improve Juba airport had been completed. In June 1999 plans were announced for the construction of a new international airport 25 km east of Khartoum at a cost of US $750m.

The new airport was to have two runways and was to replace the existing airport, which would continue to be used for internal flights. At that time three companies had submitted tenders for the project and the contract was expected to be awarded in the near future.

Last Updated on Thursday 10th December 2009

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