The Italian consortium Aeneas (Consorzio Aeneas) has started work at Tripoli International Airport (TIA) and should complete the terminal projects within 15 months, Sami Nasr Al-Abash, Director General of Transportation Projects Implementation Agency at the Ministry of Transportation told Libya Herald in an exclusive interview today.
Abash’s comments follow the inspection visit to TIA on Monday by Transport Minister Mohamed Shahubi. The minister was accompanied by Abash and engineers and technicians from Aeneas, as well as the subcontractor, the Total Achievement Contracting Company.
TIA a strategic project, implementation must increase pace
Abash said that the Ministry of Transportation stresses the need to increase the pace of work on the passenger terminal project at TIA, stressing that this project represents one of the most important strategic projects in the transportation sector.
Aeneas will implement second TIA terminal within 15 months
Al-Abash added that Aeneas, will implement the second terminal on an area of 12,000 square meters within a period ranging from 10 to 15 months.
TIA and Mitiga will continue to be developed in parallel
Pointing out that the Transportation Projects Implementation Agency continues to develop and operate Mitiga and TIA, in a parallel manner, to enable the provision of advanced air service.
Both terminals will cost € 78 million
He said the cost of the Aeneas project amounts to about 78 million euros to build the two local and international terminals, with all airport facilities, noting that the project has obtained approval from the Central Bank of Libya.
Aeneas consortium has started work at site
Al-Abash reconfirmed (his statement to Libya Herald on 30 January) that the Aeneas consortium has started work on the project site. He said that all project designs have been collected and that the final touches are being put on the work agenda to avoid losing more time.
Aldabaiba praises activation of seven domestic airports and start of work on Tripoli International Airport’s terminal (libyaherald.com)
Transport committee and Turkish company assess damage to Tripoli International Airport: feasibility of old contracts assessed; new contracts considered (libyaherald.com)
GNA Transport Minister-designate confirms Italian company to commence Tripoli International Airport construction early 2017 (libyaherald.com)
Italian companies visit remains of destroyed Tripoli International Airport to offer reconstruction plan (libyaherald.com)
Tripoli International Airport in flames (libyaherald.com)