ECONOMYNEXT – China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd. has won a contract to build a pre-fabricated terminal at Sri Lanka’s main international airport as a stop gap solution for passenger congestion until completion of a permanent building which has been delayed.
The state information office said the Cabinet of ministers this week approved a proposal for the contract by Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva.
The pre-fabricated terminal at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake will handle up to 400 passengers an hour (about 3.5 million passengers a year). Construction will take 09 months.
The BIA terminal now handles double its designed capacity of 6 million passengers a year.
(COLOMBO, 03 October, 2018)