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Kuwait International Airport

Abstract: 
"Kuwait, located at the northern part of the Arabian Peninsula, has a population of around 2.5 million people and borders with Saudi Arabia (S) and Iraq (N and W). Kuwait is a leading exporter of petroleum and has been allocating the prots for numerous infrastructure projects and social and economic improvements. With a GDP - per capita of over $23,000, the Kuwaiti government has spent billions of dollars to construct an extensive roadway system and an advanced telecommunication network. Today, the city's skyline is dominated by more than two dozen ve-star hotels and resorts and skyscrapers. Kuwait also has several major infrastructure projects in the pipeline and the government aims to invest more than $3.5 billion to increase tourism, including an articial island of 43 sq km and a deep-water port on Bubiyan Island. Kuwait boasts an ecient and modern transportation system. The country’s major gateway, Kuwait International Airport (KIA), is located in the southern outskirts of the Kuwait city metropolitan area. Due to the growth of trac at the airport, an expansion program is well underway, which will eventually increase the capacity to 20 million passengers per annum at a cost of $690 million in rst phase of the program."
Author: 
The Bi Monthly Business Magazine
Institution: 
Airports to Airport Cities
Year: 
2007
Input By: 
Nema Al Areefi
Affiliation: 
MI-ESM608-Group6
Region(s): 
Industry Focus: 
Construction
Transport
Service Sector
Legal & Financial
Country: 
Kuwait
Datatype(s): 
Case Studies
Organizations