Mattala airport passenger terminal work starts

Friday, 22 April 2011 00:51 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Foundation stone for the construction of main passenger terminal of the Mattala International Airport will be laid on 25 April.

The new terminal will be constructed with modern facilities while 80 percent of the construction work of the main runway has been completed.

The Airport will be constructed under several stages and the expenditure for the first stage will be USD 200 million. The Chinese government has provided financial assistance for this, which will be completed by the end of next year. The first flight is expected to be landed at this airport by the end of next year and its runway can accommodate the largest air craft in the world such as A 380 air craft.

The Airport which is being constructed in a land of 2000 hectares will be the first environmental friendly airport in South Asia.