Bahrain International Airport work enters final phase

Work on the second and final phase of the passenger terminal has started

  
A Gulf Air aircraft taxis on a runway for take-off from Bahrain International Airport in Muharraq. Image used for illustrative purpose.

A Gulf Air aircraft taxis on a runway for take-off from Bahrain International Airport in Muharraq. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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Work on the second and final phase of the construction of the passenger terminal at the Bahrain International Airport has started.
 
The project milestone will see the eastern section of the current terminal demolished to make way for the western part of the new facility, which is being built adjacent, reported BNA.
 
Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications and Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) Chairman, Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, inaugurated the second and final construction phase of the new Passenger Terminal in the presence of BAC Chief Executive Officer, Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah and other senior officials of Arabtec/TAV, the main contractor for the project.
 
Kamal Mohammed hailed the progress made during the first phase and the ‘Team Bahrain’ spirit of everyone involved with the project, noting that the work was completed without disrupting operations at the existing terminal.
 
"As per the agreement with the main contractor, and according to the planned timeline to complete the new Passenger Terminal, work on the second and final phase will start as soon as the first phase has been completed," stated Kamal Mohammed.
 
"The second phase of the project involves the construction of three gates in the western section of the new terminal, which requires the demolition of the eastern part of the existing airport," he added.
 
The minister emphasised the importance of maintaining these high standards while working on the remaining sections of the new terminal.
 
He later toured the eastern section of the new terminal, and were briefed by officials on the latest project developments, including the remaining stages of construction.
 
Following the tour, the minister reiterated that the Airport Modernisation Programme is one of the most important national development projects in the kingdom’s history and underscored the importance of completing the project on schedule and to the highest international standards.

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