Work is in full swing on the Kuwait International Airport expansion project with its third package – involving the construction of a new control tower and runway as well as the revamp and modernisation of a second runway – nearing 76 per cent completion, reported Kuna, citing a top civil aviation official.
Significant headways have been made in execution of projects, mainly the third package, for renovating Kuwait International Airport, said Saad Al Otaibi, the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation.
The third package includes four main components, the first of which is the construction of a new control tower and equipping it with the latest navigation systems; and the second component is the construction of a runway.
“Some 88 per cent of work for building a new observation tower and installing state-of-the-art navigation equipment has been done,” he stated.
Al Otaibi said the third component includes the reconstruction, modernisation and development of the eastern runway, while the fourth is linked to infrastructure services for the southern region of the airport.
Work on the Kuwait airport has entered the fast track with regard to the re-construction and restoration of the eastern runway and services infrastructure in the facility’s southern section, stated Al Otaibi in the interview to Kuna.
“Tenders will be floated for selecting an international investor to operate T2 terminal,” he said, noting the successful experience regarding T4 that was inaugurated in 2018.
The tenders will be also drawn up to invite investors to manage and operate cargo and the terminal for private aircraft, he added.