Italian firms to rebuild Tripoli International Airport in June

May 8, 2018

The Libyan government said on Sunday that Italian companies will start the reconstruction of the Tripoli International Airport in June, reported Xinhua news agency.

'The ministry has completed all technical and financial procedures to start implementing the airport reconstruction project,' said Milad Matug, Libya's Minister of Transport and Communications.

'The only thing left to be done is the completion of the security arrangements for the project site,' Matug said, adding that the project will significantly solve the civil aviation problems in Libya.

In July 2017, Libya signed a 79 million euro (US$89.6 million) contract with a consortium of Italian companies to rebuild the international airport in the capital city of Tripoli.

Tripoli international airport was completely destroyed in 2014 in violent clashes between rival militias, which resulted in the current political division in the North African country.....