Sudan signs deal for new Khartoum airport

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Sudan's Airport Administration Bureau has signed a €900 million ($1.2 billion) contract with China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to build a new international airport for Khartoum, the African nation's capital.

The Sudanese Government has been seeking to establish a new airport for some years. The existing facility, which in 2009 had a throughput of around 2.1 million passengers, is located in a built-up area.

The new airport will be located near Omdurman, some 25mi (40km) south of Khartoum.

According to CHEC, the new airport will be capable of accommodating the Airbus A380.