Thi Qar Governor Yehya al-Nasiri expected that the civil airport in the province will appoint 1500-2000 workers if it were completed.
In a statement to Aswat ala-Iraq, he added that the new airport needs preparing logistic and engineering cadres, as well as specialized companies in fields of civil aviation.
He added that 19 pilots from the province shall be appointed in the Iraqi Airways, as proposed by Transport Ministry.
The training of the new pilots shall be in the British Oxford Academy.
Nassiriya, center of the province, lies 365 km south of Baghdad.