A new air traffic control tower and associated infrastructure will be built at Mitiga Airport by Enav, under contract from the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), as the Italian air navigation service provider (ANSP) broadens its presence in the war-torn North African country.
Work on the EUR5 million (USD) project at Mitiga, 10 km from the Libyan capital Tripoli, is expected to finish by late 2017. Mitiga will be equipped "to guarantee the capability to provide all air navigation services and ensure the full operation and safety of the airport", Enav announced on 1 April.
It is also providing a mobile control tower as a temporary ATC solution while the new buildings are constructed.
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