TEHRAN July 25 (MNA) -– Construction and operation of the second phase of Imam Khomeini International Airport including handling operations, is to be fully handed over to the Turkish TAV consortium in a BOT-style contract, a civil aviation official said here Sunday.

“But TAV will not be in charge of handling the first phase project,” Hasan Hajali Fard stressed, adding that a domestic company would be the operator.

 

According to an agreement between the TAV Consortium (the Turkish Tepe-Akfen and Austrian Vie Construction) and the Iranian government, the joint venture of the TAV Consortium would operate the airport for at least 11 years and 3 months.

 

Hajali Fard said that the second phase of the new Imam Khomeini International Airport would cost $193 million.

 

Imam Khomeini International Airport, situated between the holy city of Qom and the capital Tehran, opened February 3, 2004. However, due to security concerns the airport was immediately shut down by the Sepah Pasdaran (Islamic Revolutionary Guard).

 

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