There is no need to establish an additional international airport, a top official of kuwait municipality says.
03 August 2022, 12:00 AM
31 August 2022, 12:00 AM
The director-general of the Kuwait Municipality, Eng Ahmed Al-Manfouhi said the fourth structural plan of the State of Kuwait shows that there is no need to establish an additional international airport.
He called on the concerned authorities to inform about the Municipal Council’s decision issued on Jan 10, 2022 allocating a site in the north of the country for the construction of a new airport.
Eng Al-Manfouhi said in a letter all the information related to the construction of a new airport in the northern region in future, which ended with the approval of the Municipal Council, that according to the development and modernization of the third structural plan of the State of Kuwait 2005, the analysis of the previous policies of the airport indicated that there is need to establish a second international airport. However, it is considered far-sighted to continue providing capabilities for such an airport in the state’s master plan.
He added that the location of the proposed airport site was determined within the second review of the structural plan in 1988 and in the third structural plan of the State of Kuwait in 1997. In 2005, another location for the airport was proposed in the north of Kuwait Bay, west of Subbiya and east of the Sabriya field.
Al-Manfouhi explained that this site was originally proposed for the airport to be well connected with the new port on Boubyan Island, to facilitate import and export operations, as well as to provide facilities for ports, and to enable it to serve the northern half of the State of Kuwait with the least possible noise pollution and to create job opportunities.