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* Cabinet nod to proceed with the project to improve Sri Lanka's main international airport
Sat, Feb 15, 2014, 01:11 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 15, Colombo: The project to improve the facilities of Sri Lanka's main Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in order to cope with air traffic which has been remarkably increased in 2013 , has received the cabinet nod to proceed.

Accordingly, a proposal made by Minister of Civil Aviation Piyankara Jayaratne to proceed with the relevant activities relating to the Bandaranaike International Airport Development Project, Phase II Stage 2 (Design & Built contract) and Post Design Supervision Consultancy Services has received approval to proceed.

Both procurements were cancelled with the cabinet decision of 31st January 2013 and it has been restarted. The Request for Proposals document of consultancy project is being prepared and the bidding document and the scope of the construction project will be revised, the Ministry said.

Since the end of the war in 2009, passenger movements through the BIA had increased at a rate of 15 percent and the airport handled over 7 million passengers last year.

It is expected to increase the total capacity of the BIA to 15 million passengers per year with the completion of Stage 2 of Phase II Development Project of the BlA.

Under the Development Project Phase II Stage 2, a second passenger terminal and required utility for second terminal will be constructed. Work will also be carried out to expand the terminal building, aircraft parking apron, and public utilities.

Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd. and Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) signed a Rs. 42.5 billion loan agreement last year billion to finance the expansion of the Bandaranaike International Airport and future developments.

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