Kirkuk Airport transfer from military to civilian international airport
Kirkuk Airport transfer from military to civilian international airport 15/11/2011 18:48
Council decided to convert the province of Kirkuk Airport Kirkuk military to a civilian international airport following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the city.
Council members voted unanimously in the province of Kirkuk regular session of the Council on Tuesday morning, headed by its President Hasan Turan freedom to transform the military airport, which is currently occupied by U.S. troops to an international civil airport after the withdrawal of those troops from the city at the end of this year.
A member of the Council of the Arab Group, Sheikh Abdullah Sami Al Asi "Radio Sawa" The reason is the desire to vote in the service of the people of Kirkuk and the development of the city because they lack the airport.
The sinner that was the intention of the Council, a project to create a civilian airport in Kirkuk since 2006.
The Iraqi Air Force had used the airport as an airport during the wars in Iraq's war with Iran and taken by U.S. forces a base after 2003.
It is noteworthy that local officials in Kirkuk who had been confirmed earlier that the Ministry of Transport and approved the establishment of a civilian airport in Kirkuk, while the commander of the Air Force confirmed that the project to divert part of the military airport to a civilian airport will enter into force soon.