Bahrain Transport Minister reviews private aviation terminal project

Progress has been reviewed on the private aviation terminal project that is being carried out in Bahrain by the kingdom’s Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications and the chairman of the Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), Eng. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed during a recent inspection visit.

Under the directives issued by HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, the facility — formerly the Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) building — is being restored and developed into a private aviation terminal to serve VIPs and business leaders.

The inspection visit also included representatives from Gulf House Engineering (GHE), which is responsible for the design of the terminal and Hafeera Contracting Company, the main contractor for the project; in addition to officials from BAC.

During his visit, the minister was briefed on the progress of construction work, which commenced in October 2019, and various phases of the project that covers an area of 4,000m2, Bahrain News Agency, reported.

The briefing also included the challenges including partial demolition of the building and the steel works associated with it, which have been overcome to ensure on schedule delivery.

As part of the visit, the minister revealed that the project has been planned to be delivered by February 2021.

He added that the private aviation terminal is one of the main components of the Airport Modernisation Programme, which is an important step towards Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030.

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