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Oman's transport minister said he is optimistic about the completion of all construction works for this airport's package by the end of 2016

A passenger terminal under construction as part of the new Muscat International Airport is 91% ready. 

Oman's transport chief said he is optimistic about the completion of all construction works for this airport's package by the end of 2016.

Dr Ahmed al-Futaisi, the sultanate's Minister of Transport and Communications, said screening and training works to measure operational readiness will commence immediately after the passenger terminal is fully constructed. 

Up to 20,000 workers have been engaged to build the passenger terminal, which forms Package 3 of the airport's development.

Dr. Mohammed bin Nasser al- Za'abi, CEO of the Public Authority of Civil Aviation, said that the third package's work is at its interior finishes stage, including the final installation services, and interior finishes to the main airport buildings.

He added that the capacity of the new airport upon its opening will be around 12 million passengers a year, according to Oman News Agency.

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New Muscat Int'l Airport 'to open by end of 2016'
Oman: Muscat Int'l Airport $260m deals due in 2016
Site visit: Muscat International Airport
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 15:30
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 15:30
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