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Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh today signed an agreement with a Chinese company for construction of a new terminal at MAG Osmani International Airport in Sylhet.

Beijing Urban Construction Group (BUCG) has been awarded to build international passenger and cargo terminal buildings, Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower, passenger boarding bridge, parking apron, taxiway, car parking zone and link roads at the country's third largest airport within around three years.

The project work will be carried out at a cost of Tk 2,116 crore to increase the airport's passenger handling capacity to 20 lakh from the current 6 lakh annually.

CAAB Chairman Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman and BUCG Country Chief Harold Huang signed the deal on behalf of their respective sides at the CAAB Headquarter in Dhaka's Kurmitola, said a press release.

On March 11, the Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) approved the CAAB's proposal for awarding the contract to BUCG for the Sylhet Osmani International Airport extension project.

Six firms submitted their bids for the project where BUCG turned out to be the lowest bidder.

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Deal signed with Chinese firm for Sylhet airport expansion

Published at 11:32 pm April 19th, 2020
The Tk2,116 crore worth will take around three years for completion

Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has signed an agreement with Beijing Urban Construction Group Ltd (BUCG) for the construction of a new terminal at the Sylhet airport. 

Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman, chairman of CAAB and Mr Harold Huang, country head of BUCG, signed the bilateral agreement at CAAB’s headquarters in Dhaka on Sunday morning.

CAAB said this project, worth Tk2,116 crore, will take around three years for completion. 

After the construction of an ultramodern terminal building, a cargo building, a modern ATC tower, taxiway, apron and a modern fire station ends, passenger capacity of Sylhet Osmani International Airport will be increased to 2,000,000.

Talking to Dhaka Tribune, Mafidur, said that this is a visionary and very important project of the government and after implementation, this project will play a major role in the socio-economic development of our country. 

“I welcome BUCG as our development partner,” he added.

During the signing ceremony, Mr Harold Huang mentioned his company’s expertise and experience in building various international airports around the world including Beijing International Airport in China.

Senior officials from both organizations were present during the event.

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