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Construction of $4.2bn terminal at Kuwait airport 35% complete

A senior government official also confirmed that the "grand project" is on track to be completed in four years, instead of initial estimates of six years

A new terminal is under construction at the Kuwait International Airport.
A new terminal is under construction at the Kuwait International Airport.

The basic structure of Kuwait International Airport's new terminal is 35% complete, a senior government official revealed.

Kuwait's Minister of Public Works, Abdulrahman Al-Mutawaa, said construction works are proceeding as scheduled, adding that "a grand project" such as the terminal would require "a considerable amount of time and effort to complete".

READ: Kuwait's $4.2bn airport expansion hits milestone

Al-Mutawaa also confirmed that the project would be completed in four years, instead of the initial estimated completion of six years. 

Worth $4.2bn (KWD1.27bn), the project is being developed by Limak and local construction firm, Kharafi National.

READ: How long will Limak take to extend Kuwait Airport?

Both companies won the construction deal after offering the lowest bid of $4.34bn (KWD1.3bn) in 2015.

The Emir of Kuwait, HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan inaugurated the project this May. 

Upon completion, the terminal will increase the airport's capacity to 13 million travellers annually, with the number expected to grow to 25 million in the future. 

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