Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Expansion Project

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The objective of the Project is to meet future demand of air transportation and to ensure international standard of safety, security and facilitation by expanding airport terminal facilities and developing related infrastructure at the Hazrat Shahjal

The Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh, is being expanded in order to address the continued increase in domestic and international passengers and cargo passing through the facility.

The airport is anticipated to witness passenger traffic of approximately 12 million by August 2022 and up to 22 million by 2035.

The ground-breaking ceremony of the third passenger terminal building and other infrastructure was held in December 2019. Being executed by Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) and the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, the expansion is scheduled for completion in 2022.

It is set to more than double the airport’s annual passenger handling capacity from the current eight million to approximately 20 million, and the cargo capacity from 200,000t to 500,000t.

It is also expected to improve air transportation, as well as economic and social development in Bangladesh.

Shahjalal airport expansion details

The expansion includes the construction of the third passenger terminal building known as Terminal 3, as well as a 5,900m² VVIP complex, 41,200m² cargo building and multi-level car parking building with tunnel.

The new international passenger terminal building will have a floor area of roughly 226,000m².

Additionally, the project will see the construction of several exit and connecting taxiways, a parking apron in Terminal 3, new roads to connect the terminal with the airport road and a drainage system.

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