Daqahleya completed the preliminary studies for the construction of the Mansoura civil airport near the military air base in the village of Al-Shawa.
According to the results of preliminary studies prepared by the Engineering Consultants Group, the proposed site is suitable for the establishment of a civilian airport for passenger and cargo transportation.
An official source, who requested to remain anonymous, said the studies included several aspects, foremost the schematic side based on the site data analysis, engineering studies of project requirements, and preliminary estimates of the costs and plans for implementation phases of the project.
Former governor of Daqahleya, Omar Al-Shawadfi, had estimated the initial cost of the airport would be about EGP 400m.
Sources pointed out that studies have touched up on the analysis of economic activities in the areas surrounding the proposed site as part of the study of surrounding cultural development.
The studies confirmed that the airport will play an influential role in the development of the regions of northern and central Delta; it will activate domestic flights and service thousands of passengers and transport cargo, which will be reflected on the growth of business activities in the region.
Sources confirmed that the door has not yet opened for receiving offers to implement the airport.
The airport in the Mansoura is within the state’s action plan to adding civil aviation activity to some military airports, such as Al-Meiz in central Sinai and Qattameya west of Cairo.