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BIA to get 23 aircraft parking space by November

15 April 2019 - 220   - 0

The Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) will be completing work on its Rs 6 billion apron construction by the end of this year enabling 23 aircrafts to be parked, at any given point, easing traffic congestion on the tarmac.

BIA Development Project Director S.M. Rafiq told the Business Times that the work on the apron is expected to be completed by November this year at a cost of Rs.6 billion and involves an area of 200,000 sq. metres.

“This apron will definitely help during the season where there is heavy traffic,” Mr. Rafiq pointed out, adding that funding for the project is provided by the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA).

In the meantime, work is being carried out within the premises of the airport at the terminal building to ease the congestion during passenger arrivals at immigration counters.

In this respect, another official told the Business Times that they were carrying out modifications at the immigration counters having identified a lot of issues that would ensure that more passengers could be moved out from there particularly during peak times. (SD)


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