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State minister: Shahjalal airport will be most modern airport in region

  • Published at 06:18 pm December 27th, 2019
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File photo of the Terminal -1 of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka Collected

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the construction work of the third terminal of the airport on Saturday morning

State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali has said Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) will be one of the best airports in the region after the construction of its third terminal.

"After the construction of the third terminal, the HSIA will be the most modern airport in the region…Around 20 million passengers will be benefited annually after the construction of this terminal," he said at a press briefing after witnessing the preparations for inauguration of the construction work at the airport in Dhaka on Friday.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the construction work of the third terminal of the airport on Saturday morning, the state minister said, reports BSS.

The estimated cost for the construction of the terminal is Tk21,300 crore, of which the government will provide Tk5,000 crore and the rest will be funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica).

The construction will be completed within the next 48 months, the state minister said, adding that after construction of the terminal, all the activities in the airport would come under close monitoring centrally.

Civil Aviation and Tourism Secretary Md Mohibul Haque and Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh Chairman Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman, among others, were present at the briefing.

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