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Kuwait’s Air Cargo City project receives green light

The Fatwa and Legislation Department has given the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation the go-ahead to proceed with the Kuwait Air Cargo City project, reports Al-Qabas daily. This ambitious project aims to create a comprehensive cargo handling hub west of Kuwait International Airport, including shipping, storage, distribution, and logistics facilities, as well as parking lots and offices. According to the legal opinion, the General Administration of Civil Aviation is authorized to launch the Cargo City project in line with Ministry of Finance Circular No. 1 of 2023 regarding government auctions. “The Administration’s request met all necessary legal procedures,” the report stated, urging the Ministry of Finance to move forward with the bidding process.

The project involves financing, constructing, managing operations, comprehensive maintenance, and developing the facilities to compete globally. Additionally, it will focus on training and qualifying Kuwaiti nationals to manage and operate the Cargo City. The bidding process, which will last for 20 years, is expected to attract specialized international companies due to the project’s strategic importance. The selected global operator will explore investment opportunities to maximize financial returns for the General Administration of Civil Aviation.

These developments are designed to boost air cargo traffic, provide value-added logistical services, and attract global logistics branches, positioning Kuwait International Airport as a major logistics hub in the Middle East and North Africa region.


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