(MENAFN- Bangladesh Monitor)
Dhaka : 51 per cent of the construction of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport's (HSIA) Third Terminal has been completed so far, said Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh Chairman Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman.
The establishment is expected to partially open for operation in October 2023, he further said, adding, the Third Terminal will be fully functional by the end of 2024.
While talking with the newly-elected executive body of Aviation and Tourism Journalists' Forum of Bangladesh (ATJFB) at his office in the capital's Kurmitola on November 27, the CAAB Chairman said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will launch the terminal's partial operation.
ATJFB President Tanzim Anwar led the delegation on behalf of the organisation.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in December 2019 inaugurated construction work of Terminal 3, which will cost BDT 21,399 crore to build. The terminal was designed by architect Rohani Baharin.
The three-storied terminal building, covering 2.30 lac square metres, is being built by Mitsubishi and Fujita of Japan and Samsung of Korea. 70 per cent of the funding for the terminal is coming from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Around two crore passengers will be able to use HSIA yearly following the construction of the third terminal.
In its current form, HSIA can handle 80 lac passengers a year. However, the number of passengers is expected to reach 1.4 crore by 2025 and 24.8 million by 2035.
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