Sri Lanka’s BIA to see construction of new terminal from next month
Sri Lanka’s BIA to see construction of new terminal from next month

Sri Lanka’s BIA to see construction of new terminal from next month

The construction of a new terminal at Sri Lanka’s Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) is to commence in September

This was revealed at an awareness programme organised by Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd. (AASL) last week to educate key stakeholders on the BIA Terminal 2 construction project.

Accordingly, the construction of the new terminal is to be completed within three years.

Japan Airport Consultants Inc. (JAC) and Nippon Koei Co. Ltd. (NK) are working on this project as the consultants and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has been the funding partner for this project, The Morning has reported.

According to the media report, under the project, a new multi-level terminal building, two new piers, and a link course is to be built.

Its “Package A” comprises the construction of a new multi-level terminal building (Terminal 2) with an approximate floor area of 180,000 m2 where arrivals and departures are separated vertically, Pier No. 2 and Pier No.3 with a link concourse, new parking apron and taxiways, elevated access roads, multi-storey car park, and public utilities.

Taisei Corporation, Japan, is the contractor for this project.

Once completed, the new terminal will be able to handle nine million passengers per annum, which will up the BIA’s per annum handling capacity to 15 million passengers in total. 

OSL take:

The construction of a second terminal at Sri Lanka’s BIA opens up a host of new business/investment opportunities in the country’s aviation industry. Given the growth potential of the country’s tourism industry as well as trade and investments sectors foreign businesses/investors could confidently explore business/investment opportunities Sri Lanka’s aviation industry. After all, Sri Lanka’s geographical positioning in the Indian Ocean will always guarantee prominence to the country in the South Asian region, which would make the island a business hub.

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