Wednesday , December 19 2018

Kuwait’s new terminal project remains on course – minister

Construction work at Kuwait’s new airport terminal.

KUWAIT CITY, March 31, (KUNA): A key project to build a new terminal at Kuwait International Airport is progressing smoothly, Kuwait’s Minister of Public Works Hussam Al- Roumi said on Saturday. “We are here today to see how far the construction process has come,” Al-Roumi, who also serves as minister of state for municipal affairs, told the press as he surveyed the site of the new terminal.

He stressed that His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah has emphasized the need to complete the project in a timely manner. Al-Roumi revealed that other projects would follow suit soon, including a new airport apron and parking lot.

On the new terminal, the Kuwaiti minister said the “architectural masterpiece” features 51 gates to accommodate up to 26 million passengers a year. He went on to say that the Ministry of Public Works has been in constant contact with Turkish conglomerate Limak Holding, the contractors behind the terminal, in an effort to expedite the completion of the project.

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