Multi-million-dollar project for Bahrain International Airport expansion launched

Posted on 18th February 2016

A multimillion-dollar project for the expansion of Bahrain International Airport is being officially launched yesterday (February 17) under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, said a report.

The Transportation and Telecommunications Ministry will be inaugurating the Bahrain International Airport Expansion Programme, the largest aviation infrastructure project in the kingdom over the past 20 years.

The project will consolidate the kingdom's strategic location, and status at the regional and international levels in the aviation sector as the airport will be able to accommodate 14 million passengers a year, reported the Bahrain News Agency.

The expansion includes a 201,467 sq m passenger terminal, departure hall, check-in counters, passport control booths and 28 security lanes, the Duty Free, jetty-served departure gates, arrivals, passport control booths, e-Gates, baggage reclaim belts and car park.

The passenger terminal will also boast of various retail shops, which will create jobs for Bahrainis, said the report, according to Tradearabia news report.

Transportation and Telecommunications Minister Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed said the scheme would enhance the competitive potential of the airport, stimulate various economic sectors and cement Bahrain's status as a gateway for the GCC market and revitalise the civil aviation and business sectors in the country, it added.

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