Oman injects $220 million into airport expansion
The Omani airport authorities plan to invest $220 million into developing the Al-Seeb and Salalah International airports. Construction is set to begin in the middle of next year and be completed by 2006, reported KUNA.
The airport expansion is expected to increase Al-Seeb’s passenger capacity to 6.5 million travelers compared to its current 2.5 million-passenger limit. Authorities plan to commission seven different consultants to carry out feasibility studies for the project, which will include the construction of new arrival and departure buildings, parking lots and parking space for aircraft.
The two airports were privatized last year when the government of Oman signed an agreement with an international consortium led by the British Airport Authority (BAA) to develop and manage Seeb Airport in Muscat as well as Salalah International Airport in Dhufar. The $345 million deal awards management concession to the consortium for 25 years. — (menareport.com)
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