New Agreements Signed for Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) Terminal-2 Project
March 12, 2020
Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Limited marked another significant milestone with the signing of the contract that took place on 12th March 2020 in Colombo for the second Passenger Terminal at the country’s main International Gateway - the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA). Continuing the growth momentum of the country, the infrastructural capacities at BIA will be expanded contributing to the tourism and aviation industries.
Speaking at the event Major General G. A. Chandrasiri, the Chairman, AASL highlighted the strategic importance of developing the infrastructural facilities at strategically important places such as airports. Further, the Chairman mentioned that the development programs are being implemented in line with the stipulated Objectives of His Excellency the president Gotabaya Rajapaksa in his Vision for the country. Therefore, identifying the responsibilities timely by Hon. Prime Minister and the Hon. Minister of Tourism and Aviation, this development initiative materialized to ensure that the country’s development is people-centric.
At present, BIA is congested and it creates discomfort for our valued passengers, airport users, and all our stakeholders. The new state of the art the passenger terminal will have the capacity to handle 9Mn passenger movements while total handling capacity at BIA to increase up to 15Mn per annum. This Project, along with other Re-modelling and Re-structuring initiatives at the present Terminal-BIA together with other four international airports (Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, Colombo International Airport, Ratmalana, Jaffna International Airport, and Batticaloa Airports) will comfortably provide the infrastructure to cater for 20Mn passengers in 2025, which is the target of the government of Sri Lanka.
His Excellency Akira Sugiyama, the Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka, Hon. Prasanna Ranatunga, Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Mrs. S. M Mohamed, the Secretary to the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, Major General G. A. Chandrasiri, the Chairman, AASL, members of the Board of Directors of Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd, CEO &other Senior Officers of Thaisei Group of Companies and the senior management of AASL were present at this occasion.