Thursday, March 25, 2010

Kota Kinabalu International Airport revamped terminal to reopen

KOTA KINABALU: The original terminal building at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) currently at the final stage of reconstruction will be reopened and ready for use next month.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman who yesterday visited the fully upgraded building said the contractor was ready to hand over the facility by end of April after the remaining minor work was fully completed.

Musa who was impressed with the terminal’s new look, said the contractor has done a very good job and that some final adjustments needed to be done to make the facility even better.

“We are very happy with the upgrading work and the design is very interesting. This is what the state government wants, a beautiful airport that will impress and attract visitors,” said Musa who visited the terminal right after chairing the State Cabinet meeting at Wisma Innoprise here.

He was accompanied by all Cabinet ministers as well as State Secretary Datuk Sukarti Wakiman.

Included under Package One of the massive airport upgrading project was the reconstruction of the previous terminal building which began in May last year.

The project to replace the old terminal building with a bigger and modern one was initially scheduled for completion within 36 months from commencement date.

However, due to technical glitches, the completion deadline was extended twice with an expensive late delivery penalty of up to RM38,000 per day imposed on the contractor.

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