Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sibu Airport extension project ahead of schedule

SIBU: The Sibu Airport extension project, which commenced a month ago, is expected to be completed ahead of schedule.

According to project director from KLIA Consultancy Services Sdn Bhd, Dr Shafie Karimin, the project is expected to be completed two months earlier than projected.

“The project is two per cent completed and it is progressing very smoothly according to schedule,” he enthused.

Giving a briefing on the project at the airport yesterday, he said it consisted of two packages.

The first package involves expansion of terminal building, utility centre building and other related works.

The new 15,240 sq metre terminal building would be fully air-conditioned and consists of 18 check-in counters compared to current eight, four aerobridges and two luggage reclaim belts.

The package also includes instalment of electrical and mechanical services, computerized building management system and work on information technologies and communications.

Safety Control Building, Engineering Office and Workshop are under Package 1 as well.

The second package involves airside civil works and landside, the upgrading work of the DCA and other related work.

There would be an extension and upgrading of DCA management building, road construction, extension of the car park and construction of safety gates and landscaping.

Dr Shafie revealed that Sibu Airport carried 809,995 passengers in 2007 and passenger volume is expected to increase once the new airport is completed.

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