Facilities to be commissioned at airports of Iran's Mazandaran province
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 24
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
A new runway will be put into operation at Ramsar Airport and an apron will be put into operation at Sari Airport of Mazandaran province (northern Iran) tomorrow (May 25), said Saadollah Vatankhah, director general of Iran’s Mazandaran Province Airports, Trend reports citing the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development of Iran.
According to Vatankhah, the new runway at Ramsar Airport, built of concrete, is 2,700 meters long and 45 meters wide.
Vatankhah added that the construction of the runway began in 2009 and 1.1 trillion rials (about $26.1 million) was spent on the construction.
The official said that in addition, 70 billion rials (about $1.66 million) has been spent at the airport to expand the apron, taxiway, aircraft rotation and lighting.
"The commissioning of this runway will facilitate the landing and take-off of large aircraft such as the Airbus 320," he said.
Vatankhah said that the expansion of the apron at Sari Airport has been completed to 14,000 square meters. Two more parking lots will be added on this platform to store planes.
According to the official, 72 billion rials (about $1.7 million) were spent on the construction of the apron at Sari airport and construction was completed within 18 months.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami and others will attend the ceremony of commissioning via video conference.