September 29, 2008

Iran Earmarks Over 290m Dollars for Airport Safety Equipment

Text of report in English by Iranian official government news agency IRNA website

Tehran, 29 September: Some 2,900 billion rials [over 290m dollars] have been earmarked for procuring safety equipment for airports nationwide, said managing director of State Airports Company.

Speaking to IRNA Monday, Seyyed Ahmad Mo'meni added that the funds allocated this year will be used to procure necessary equipment for flight services, developmental projects, training and recruitment of manpower.

He underlined that the entire funds will be spent in line with materializing the goals of the company.

Mo'meni hoped that the agreements concluded so far will help solve problems facing Imam Khomeyni International Airport (IKIA) and offer suitable services by providing necessary funds in opportune times.

He further stated that 55 airport projects, with a total budget of 1,100 billion rials, will be made operational in the year to March 2009 as part of the programmes to mark the 30th victory anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Commissioning three new international airways, reconstruction and maintenance of runways in Ilam, Sanandaj, Hamadan, Khoy airports and setting up technical radar centres in Rasht, Birjand, Lamerd, Ahvaz, Kolaleh and Orumiyeh airports are among the project being implemented.

Originally published by Islamic Republic News Agency website, Tehran, in English 1405 29 Sep 08.

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