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Construction of Shahjalal airport’s third terminal to start this month

  • Published at 10:19 pm December 12th, 2019
File photo of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Dhaka Tribune

The government will spend Tk22,000 crore for this project

The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) will start construction work of the third terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport located in Dhaka on December 28.

CAAB Chairman Air Vice Marshal Md Mafidur Rahman made the announcement at a press conference held in the airport conference room yesterday.

The CAAB chairman said, “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will lay the foundation stone of the terminal which will encompass an area of three million square feet.”

The government will spend Tk22,000 crore for this project, according to CAAB.

“The airport will have the capacity to serve over 12 million passengers per year if this project is implemented,” said Mafidur.

The project will be funded by the Bangladesh government, along with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The third terminal will have 12 conveyor belts and 12 boarding bridges, while every 4 bridges will be equipped with one lift.

The number of check-in counters at the new terminal will be 20.

Each counter will have a security scanner capable of scanning luggage of up to 2,000 passengers per hour.

Moreover, the new terminal will have parking facilities for 1,120 cars.

Among others, CAAB Members Air Commodore Md Khalid Hossain (Operations and Planning),  Md Hafizur Rahman (Admin), Md Mizanur Rahman (Finance), Group Captain Abu Sayeed Mehboob Khan (ATM), Group Captain Zia Ul Kabir (Flight Standards and Regulations), Chief Engineer Sudhendu Bikash Goswami, Group Captain AHM Touhid-ul Ahsan were present at the press conference.