KUWAIT CITY, May 30, (KUNA): Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Dr. Ali Al-Omair signed on Monday a contract worth KD 1.3 billion, for the construction of a new terminal at Kuwait International Airport. In a press statement after signing the contract with Turkish firm Limak Holding, Al-Omair said that the construction of the new terminal is part of a broad development plan aimed to propel Kuwait to regional prominence, adding that the new terminal would help upgrade the Kuwait airport.
Moreover, Al-Omair noted that the construction of the new terminal is expected to take six years to complete, and once fi nished, would accommodate 25 million travelers through 51 gates that serve a fl eet of 21 aircraft. “The project has long been overdue,” the Minister of Public Works said, noting that the ministry would follow the progress of the project, while ensuring that “there would be no delays in construction.”
Meanwhile, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Public Works Awatef Al-Ghunaim said that the new terminal would be a landmark in the country, adding that the building stretches on 700 square meters and is environment-friendly.
Vice-Chairman of Limak Holding Sezai Bacaksiz said that it is a “tremendous honor to have been selected to construct this new terminal,” as he thanked Kuwait for its confidence in the company’s capabilities. “This is not merely a new terminal, but an economic link between Kuwait and Turkey,” he said, adding that “the terminal has been designed in a way to ensure smooth and convenient travel.” Turkey’s Ambassador to Kuwait Murat Tamer, President of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Fawaz Al-Farrah and a number of officials from the Ministry of Public Works attended the contract signing.