2nd runway project at BIA

2nd runway project at BIA

• The selection of location to build the 2nd runway at its main airport, the Bandaranaike International Airport is currently underway, and soon the Unity Government will call for investors to come and take part in the construction by way of Bid.
• The planned 2nd runway will be capable of handling the Airbus A380 aircraft, the world’s biggest commercial passenger jet.
• Since housing schemes on the south of BIA are to be relocated, some resistance from the general public is slowing the progress and also the relocation of the BOI zone is adding to the problem as well.
• Therefore, the government is seeking the approval of 5 key ministers to solve the land identification issue ASAP.
• The Bandaranaike International Airport handled 8.5 million passengers in year 2015.

Sri Lanka plans to build a 2nd runway at its main airport, the Bandaranaike International Airport, Shibly Aziz, chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority said.

“The BIA needs to be expanded as a commercial hub,” Aziz told EconomyNext.com. “If so, it is imperative there should be a second runway.”

The BIA at Katunayake, north of the capital Colombo, handles almost all scheduled commercial flights.

Aziz said the government wants to build a 2nd runway as soon as possible as passenger and freight traffic was growing.

The planned 2nd runway will be capable of handling the Airbus A380 aircraft, the world’s biggest commercial passenger jet.

A concessionary loan agreement of approximately Rs. 56 billion for the construction of a new multi-level terminal building (Terminal 2) is expected to more than double passenger capacity from 6 to 15 million passengers per annum on completion, proponents of the project said.

The agreement to build the new terminal with an approximate floor area of 180,000 m2, where arrivals and departures are separated vertically, consists of two pier buildings namely Pier 2 and Pier 3 was signed between the Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Limited and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) recently.

After completion of the project, the airport will be able to handle 15 million passengers per annum (mppa) and eventually ease the air traffic movement.

The Bandaranaike International Airport handled 8.5 million passengers in year 2015 and exceeded its capacity of 6 mppa,” JICA said.

OSL Take:

The construction of 2nd runway at its main airport, the Bandaranaike International Airport will be announced soon, once the identification of land is done.

OSL will provide all details of the project as soon as the government makes it available for investor participation, and the biz-friendly OSL Team will assist the potential parties on the bidding process to bid successfully.

Feel free to register your company’s interest with OSL now to fast-track the process.

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LOCATION : Katunayake
SECTOR : Transport & logistics
OPPORTUNITY CODE : VBS/OP/22092016/X-1

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