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Islamabad International Airport under construction

National

June 29, 2007

KARACHI: Work on the new Islamabad International Airport runway has been started in full swing and will be completed by the end of current year, says a press release issued by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Construction work on the main passenger terminal building will begin as soon as preliminary earthwork is complete. The new airport near Fatejang, it costs Rs24 billion, is scheduled to be completed in 36 months.

The CAA had acquired 3,200 acres of land in Pind Rajha, located some 30 kilometres to the southwest of Islamabad for the construction of airport.

The airport will be equipped with state-of-art facilities for maximum comfort and convenience of passengers by incorporating international standard construction reflecting the culture and heritage of Pakistan.

The airport will be designed and constructed with a capacity to handle an annual traffic of 5 million passengers and 50,000 tonnes of cargo. This will be upgraded to 10 million passengers and 100,000 metric tones cargo in due course of time. The airport will be designed keeping in view requirements of air traffic and passenger flow.

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