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Work on $1.1bn Bahrain airport revamp to start in October

Airport to have the capacity to hold 14 million passengers per year following completion of expansion

Work on $1.1bn Bahrain airport revamp to start in October

Following the completion of initial preparatory infrastructure work for the new Bahrain International Airport (BIA), work on the $1.1 billion project is set to start in October.

The preparatory work, which includes the destruction of old buildings and the removal of old cables and placing of new ones, is in its final stages, Transportation and Telecommunication Minister Kamal Ahmed told Gulf Daily News.

The foundation work also included the transfer of Bahrain Aviation Fuelling Company facilities, the building of a main access security gate, the setting up of a new fire station, and the establishment of new staff car parks.

The BIA will have the capacity to hold 14 million passengers.

It is one of the biggest projects ever held under the Gulf Development Fund.

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