Construction work on the third terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport will begin in April next year.
Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh (CAAB) has signed an agreement with four companies at CAAB headquarters on Sunday.
CAAB Chairman Air Vice Marshal Ehsanul Gani Choudhury, Japan International Consulting Operation Nippon Co Ltd acting Vice Chairman Haruhiko Kanai, Japan Oriental Consultants Global Limited Vice President Jun Yamauchi, Singapore CPG Consultant Ltd Executive Vice President Rohain Binte Baharin and Bangladesh Design Consultant Ltd’s AKM Rafiquddin have signed on behalf of their respective companies.
Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon was present at the event.
The project cost has been fixed at Tk13,610.46 crore.
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will finance the construction. The project’s soft opening will be held in December 2019 while the total construction work is expected to be completed in April 2021.
Rashed Khan Menon said that the airport has the capacity to handle eight million passengers and a cargo load of 200,000 tonnes in a year.
“The cargo handling capacity of the Shahjalal airport authority has already been reached. At the same time, the passenger handling capacity will end in 2018,” he said.
“After the project is completed, airport authorities will be able to handle 20 million passengers a year and the cargo capacity would climb to 500,000 tonnes a year,” he added.