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Work order for HSIA 3rd terminal by July: CAAB Chairman

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BSS, Dhaka :
 The construction work order of much awaited third terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA), the country's main aviation hub, is likely to be awarded by July this year.
"The tender evaluation process is going on …we are hopeful to give the work order for constructing the third terminal by July if everything goes smoothly," Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) Chairman Air Vice Marshal Naim Hassan told the news   agency  on  Saturday.
The CAAB chief said after floating the tender, two Japan based consortiums named Japan Shimizu Corporation and Mitsubishi submitted proposals to get the work.
The project with an estimated cost of Taka 13,610.47 crore got nod of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on October 24, 2017.
Of the total project cost, Taka 2,395.69 crore will come from the state exchequer while the rest Taka 11,214.78 crore as project assistance from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
"After our evaluation, the technical proposal will be sent to JICA headquarters in Japan to get its final node," Hassan said, adding that "If JICA clears the technical proposal, we will open the financial proposal here."
The CAAB chairman said they are expecting that the construction work of the third terminal will be completed within three to four years. "We are hopeful to start at least partial operation of the third terminal by the end of 2020," he added.
The new international passenger terminal building is set to have a floor area of roughly 22.5 lakh square feet whereas the exiting two terminals of HSIA have space of around 10 lakh square feet together.
Under the expansion project, apart from the third passenger terminal, building a 5,900my VVIP complex, 41,200my cargo building and multi-level car parking building with tunnel will also be built.
The expansion is set to increase the airport's annual passenger handling capacity from the current eight million to approximately 20 million, and the cargo capacity from 200,000 to 500,000 tonnes.
Additionally, the project will see the construction of several exit and connecting taxiways, a parking apron in Terminal 3, new roads to connect the terminal with the airport road and a drainage system.
Various water treatment, power supply, rescue and fire-fighting facilities will also be built as part of the development.
Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport began operations in 1980 and is situated on an 802 hector site in Kurmitola, north of the capital.
According to a study, HSIA's passenger-handling capacity has crossed its maximum limit of 8 million passengers per annum in 2018 as the airport already handled 6.5 million passengers in 2016.
The HSIA's 3,200 m-long main runway was upgraded to asphalt surface in 2013.

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