Jordan is inviting bids to convert its Amman chartered and VIP airport into a regular passenger airport, as part of plans to ease growing air traffic in the kingdom, a newspaper in the Arab country reports.

The cabinet has approved the project to turn the airport in the Marka district, nearly five kilometers northeast of Amman city center, into a full international passenger airport, the Arabic language daily Al-Rai says, quoting an unnamed government source.

It says that the project will be offered to investors on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis and it involves the building of a new passenger terminal, expansion of runways, and other construction works.