CONSTRUCTION OF NEW INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL AT ALGIERS AIPORT 30 PCT COMPLETE

ALGIERS, -- Construction work on the new international terminal at Algiers' international aiport, has reached 30 per cent since it was launched at the end of 2014, says Algerian Transport and Public Works Minister Boudjemaa Talai.

The Minister, who made an inspection visit of the project here Tuesday, said construction work was progressing well, adding that the terminal, when completed, would have a capacity to handle 10 million passengers per year. Construction was expected to be completed in 2018.

The terminal, which is being built on a 73-hectare site at the Houari Boumediene Airport, involves a cost of 90.3 billion dinars (about 820 million US dollars).

The Minister also disclosed that the new control tower of the airport, which was expected to be completed by 2017, was about 35 per cent completed.

Talai disclosed that new air traffic control towers were also being built at four other aiports in the country -- in Oran, Constantine, Tamanrasset and Ghardaia.

Source: Name News Network