$41 m BIA runway revamp begins

$41 m BIA runway revamp begins

BIA runway 2

Text and Pix by P. Kumarasiri Prasad, our airport

correspondent

The Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd yesterday began work on the revamp of the runway at the Bandaranaike International Airport with an investment of $41 million.

Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva was the Chief Guest at the ceremonial launch of the work which will span three months. To accommodate work on the revamp, the BIA is partially closed from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. daily until 4 April. As a result, around 1,000 flights will not be operated with airlines making alternate arrangements.

The AASL has selected a joint venture with Netherlands Airport Consultant (NACO) and Engineering Consultancy Ltd. (ECL) for design review and construction supervision, and a joint venture with China National Aero Technology International Engineering Group (CATIC) and Shanghai New Era Airport Design and Research Institute Co. Ltd. of Civil Aviation Authority of China for the runway overlay and associated work in the form of design and building contracts.

Source: http://www.ft.lk/article/590017/-41-m-BIA-runway-revamp-begins#sthash.i67OXqiI.dpuf

  • Read 522 times
  • Last modified on Monday, 09 January 2017 09:57
Super User

HR Sri Lanka aims to create a common ground for HR practitioners to share views and experiences.

Website: hsenidbiz.com/

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.