Bahrain awards $26m contract for airport expansion

Contract enables development of the second phase of the new Bahrain International Airport terminal building
Bahrain awards $26m contract for airport expansion
Bahrain International Airport
By Sarah Townsend
Sun 14 Jun 2015 04:56 PM

Bahrain has awarded a $26 million (BD10 million) contract for construction of the new passenger terminal building at Bahrain International Airport, it was reported on Sunday.

Transportation and telecommunications minister Kamal Ahmed said the latest contract has been awarded to G P Zachariades Engineering and Construction, reported Gulf Daily News, and follows the awarding of the first enabling works package last February.

Ahmed said: “The tender process supports the project’s schedule and the ministry anticipates the awarding of seven additional contracts by the end of the year, at a combined value of more than BD300 million.”

The new terminal is part of Bahrain’s Airport Modernisation Programme, to develop the country’s aviation infrastructure and build upon aviation-based economic development.

Under the second phase of the plans, existing facilities will be relocated to facilitate construction on the new 206,000 sq m BIA passenger terminal building.

Work will commence next month and be completed by May 2016.

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