Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman, Chairman of CAAB and Harold Huang, Country Chief of BUCG are seen exchanging documents at the signing ceremony held today
Dhaka: The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) signed an agreement with the Chinese company Beijing Urban Construction Group (BUGC) today for constructing a new terminal building at Osmani International Airport in Sylhet.
Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman, Chairman of CAAB and Harold Huang, Country Chief of BUCG signed the deal on behalf of their respective organisations.
"This project is a visionary and important initiative taken by the government. After completion, it will play a pivotal role in the socio-economic development of the country," said Rahman.
The BDT 2,116 crore project includes construction of a terminal building, cargo building, ATC tower, taxiway, apron and fire station. The project is estimated to take two years and nine months for completion.
With the construction of the new terminal, the airport's capacity to handle passengers will reach 20 lac from the current 6 lac.
Over the years, BUGC has shown great expertise in building several international airports across the world including Beijing, mentioned Huang.
Other higher officials of CAAB and BUCB were also present on the signing ceremony.