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)