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CAAB inks deal with ADC

Expansion of HSIA

January 16, 2020 00:00:00

The Civil Aviation Authority Bangladesh (CAAB) has signed a contract with the Aviation Dhaka Consortium (ADC) regarding construction of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA)'s third terminal.

Chairman of CAAB Air Vice Marshal M Mofidur Rahman and Mitsubishi Corporation's General Manager Yasunori Sakamoto signed the deal at HSIA in the city on behalf of their respective sides, said a press release, reports BSS.

The Government of Bangladesh (GoB) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) are jointly financing the airport's expansion project.

Earlier, on December 28, 2019, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the construction work of the third terminal of HSIA by laying its foundation stone.

State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali was present as the chief guest while Civil Aviation and Tourism Secretary Md Mohibul Haque, Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Naoki Ito and JICA's Chief Representative in Bangladesh Hirata Hitoshi were also present at the agreement-signing ceremony, among others.

After completion of HSIA's third terminal, it will ensure modern facilities with international standard for about 20 million passengers per year, according to the press release.

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