The Head of the Presidential Council of the National Reconciliation Government, Fayez Serraj gave permission on Thursday morning to start work on Tripoli International Airport, which has been out of service since 2014.
"The ambition is great for this airport and other Libyan airports to be transit stations for Africa and Europe, and a pillar of tourism activity. Our country has a geographically distinct location and an untapped tourist wealth," he said during a ceremony on the occasion.
The project is being implemented by the consortium of Italian companies 'Aneas' and will include two passenger stations with an area of 30,000 square meters. It will accommodate four and a half million passengers per year and should take 10 months to complete.
The ceremony was attended by Presidential Council member Mohammed Al-Amari, the Chief of Staff of the Unity Government Maj. Gen. Abdulrahman Al-Taweel, the Minister of Communications Milad Matouq, the Minister of the Interior Commissioner Abdulsalam Ashour, the Italian Ambassador to Libya Giuseppe Perrone and number of other officials.