Latest News Chinese construction company win contract for new airport in Sudanese capital
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Feb 16, 2011 - 7:06:50 AM
Chinese construction company win contract for new airport in Sudanese capital
A state-owned subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company has won a £750m contract to build a new airport in Khartoum, Sudan with a runway capable of handling an Airbus A380. The scheme also includes a passenger terminal, hanger and control tower.
A statement from the construction company reads: ďAfter this project is completed, it will greatly enhance the degree of internationalisation of Sudanís capital Khartoum and also increase the impact China Communications Construction Company will have in Sudanís market.Ē
Poor safety records have led to the EU banning all Sudanese airlines from flying into the region, and the US has prohibited the country from using US dollars for trade after listing it as Ďa state sponsor of terrorismí; however it is hoped that this new development will aid Sudanís relationships with overseas countries. China is currently Sudanís biggest investor.