Italian firm to Rebuild Tripoli International Airport

By John Lee.

Libya Herald reports that the GNA’s Transport Minister-designate, Milad Matoog, confirmed that an Italian company will commence work on rebuilding the destroyed Tripoli International Airport (TIA) early in 2017.

Addressing a forum on the Libyan transport sector organized by the Libyan African Aviation Holding Company — which owns both Libyan Airlines and Afriqiyah Airlines — he gave no further details on the project nor on the Italian construction company.

In October, a consortium of Italian companies visited the airport to with a view to building a passenger terminal and other amenities.

Meanwhile, a member of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) said that any contract to rebuild the airport would be illegal and unconstitutional as it would not have followed the necessary procedures.

(Source: Libya Herald)

4 Responses to Italian firm to Rebuild Tripoli International Airport

  1. arnaldo guidotti EMACO GROUP January 4, 2017 at 7:57 am #

    EMACO GROUP LIBYA Italian contractor in Libya since 1980 made TIA full survey during 9 days by 4 Italian engineers at end 2015 and submitted preliminary offer to repair, maintain and upgrade TIA. Since then, Emaco came to know in October 2016 that an Italian Consortium made few hours visit (NOT SURVEY !!) to TIA and signed later a contract. EMACO GROUP LIBYA was never called despite of (1) its office presence in Tripoli shara jakarta (2) its experiences and know-how for Libyan airports and aerial military bases.
    Is it right procedure?

  2. YouMosbah January 8, 2017 at 8:36 am #

    Good Luck !!!! ??? … How can we trust that this Consortium would do the job right as long as it is given the job direct without tendering procedures as set by the Libyan law and regulations. Who is paying the costs? and what is the contract value? and who is supervising the work? and is it the right time to rebuild Tripoli airport?
    Many questions should be answered before starting the job?
    Again Good Luck

  3. arnaldo guidotti EMACO GROUP January 8, 2017 at 9:08 am #

    I fully agree with YouMosbah. After our 9 days survey we expected a call for tender. But nothing happened except 4 to 5 hours visit (not survey) by secret ”consortium”. Why ”secret” because both Libya and Italy CIVIL AVIATIONS refuse to name consortium and – worse – even its members.

  4. Mo February 11, 2017 at 5:27 pm #

    Clear corruption! all they aim for is filling their pockets and care-less about the law or the people..Hidden deals, hidden agenda and a hidden life…Libya is one of the countries that doesn’t learn from its mistakes and simply follows the blind man’s path, of seeing nothing. If we dont look back at our history and learn from our past mistakes,then we are not creating anything new, but making things worst!

    Education and Trust is Key.

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