Iraq has decided to approve plans to make Kirkurk base into a civilian airport. In effect, Iraq has now seeked out investors and domestic and foreign companies are vying for the construction project. This is not, however, the first time that Iraq has attempted to convert a military base into a civilian airport, as disagreements between the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Transportation have past initiatives.
"There are plenty of foreign investors applying for the project. A few days ago an Italian company visited us to know about the projects, but details about the project are yet to be released," the head of the Kirkuk Investment Board recently stated.