DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday (Dec 28) inaugurated the construction work of Taka 21,300 crore ‘Third Terminal’ of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in the capital.
The premier opened the construction work of the third terminal by laying its foundation stone this morning.
State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali, Biman board of directors Chairman Md Enamul Bari, Civil Aviation Authority chairman Mafidur Rahman, Civil Aviation and tourism secretary Mohibul Haque, Biman MD Mokabbir Hossain and USA ambassador Earl Robert Miller, among others, attended the programme.
The third terminal will be built at a cost of Taka 21,300 crore of which the government will provide Taka 5,000 crore and the rest to be funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Mitsubishi and Fujita of Japan and Samsung of Korea were awarded to construct the third terminal under a consortium, Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh (CAAB) official sources said.
The HSIA’s expansion is set to increase the airport’s annual passenger handling capacity from the current eight millions to approximately 20 millions, and the cargo capacity from 200,000 tonnes to 500,000 tonnes.
The three-storey third terminal building, designed by Rohani Baharin of internationally renowned CPG Corporation (Private) Limited Singapore, will have a floor space of 2,30,000 square metres.
The terminal will have 115 check-in counters, including 15 self-service, 66 departure immigration counters, including 10 automatic passport control counter, 59 arrival immigration desks, including five automatic check-in counter and 19 check-in arrival counters, while 16 arrival baggage belts will be set up.
According to the project design, the third terminal will have 12 boarding bridges and conveyer belt each.
Around 12 million additional passengers will be benefited annually after building this terminal. All operational works of the new terminal will be possible to monitor centrally from a single control room.
BDST: 1244 HRS, DEC 28, 2019