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Post: Construction of a new Irkutsk airport may begin in 2028


Airport building in Irkutsk. Archive photo

Construction of the new Irkutsk airport will take three years

IRKUTSK, September 22 – RIA Novosti. The press service of the government of the Irkutsk region reported that the construction of a new Irkutsk airport near the village of Pozdnyakova may begin in 2028, the work will take 3 years.

The governor of the Irkutsk region, Igor Kobzev, discussed the construction of a new airport complex in Irkutsk with the head of the Federal Air Transport Agency, Alexander Neradko. Earlier, the issue of the allocation of space for the airport near the village of Pozdnyakova was agreed with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. According to Igor Kobzev, this work ended with an intermediate result – obtaining approval for construction from the military department. The next step will be to adjust the design estimates, get approved by Glavgosexpertiza, and seek out a potential investor.

In the report, it was stated that, “At the meeting, it will be possible to start the construction of a new airport in 2028, together with the operational preparation for construction. The works will take three years.”

Igor Kobzev also noted that it is important to keep the current Irkutsk airport’s runway in proper operational condition all this time.

In addition, Igor Kobzev and Alexander Neradko agreed on further cooperation when considering the reconstruction of small aviation airports in the settlements of the region, especially in Kirensk, Ust-Kut and Yerbogachen. They touched on their issues of training specialists for the civil and military aviation industry, including in the framework of the creation of the Suvorov Military School in Irkutsk. The head of the Angara region also expressed the consideration of the issue of organizing aviation biased profile classes on the basis of Irkutsk schools, and a proposal to combine the resources of the branch of the branch educational institution – the Irkutsk branch. This work was carried out by the Moscow State Technical University of Civil Aviation.

Source: Ria

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