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Construction work has started on the final phase of the new passenger terminal at the Bahrain International Airport. The milestone will see the eastern section of the current terminal demolished to make way for the western part of the new facility.
The Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications and Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) chairman Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed launched the second and final construction phase of the new passenger terminal in the presence of BAC CEO, Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah, as well as other senior officials from the main contractor for the project, Arabtec/TAV, according to a report by the BNA.
Kamal Mohammed hailed the progress made during the first phase and the ‘Team Bahrain’ spirit of everyone involved with the project, noting that the work was completed without disrupting operations at the existing terminal.
He explained, “As per the agreement with the main contractor, and according to the planned timeline to complete the new passenger terminal, work on the second and final phase will start as soon as the first phase has been completed. The second phase of the project involves the construction of three gates in the western section of the new terminal, which requires the demolition of the eastern part of the existing airport.”
The minister emphasised the importance of maintaining high standards while working on the remaining sections of the new terminal. He also toured the eastern section of the new terminal, and was briefed by officials on the latest project developments, including the remaining stages of construction