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Government officials review Kuwait Airport T2 construction progress

Supreme Council for Planning and Development's senior officials review Kuwaiti aviation megaproject to study its obstacles

SCPD's Al Mahdi inspected the Kuwaiti airport project.
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SCPD's Al Mahdi inspected the Kuwaiti airport project.

Government officials have toured the Kuwait International Airport Terminal 2 building site to review progress and address construction obstacles on the major Kuwaiti construction project, with senior ministers from the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development (SCPD) monitoring the modernisation scheme.

A ministerial team toured the megaproject alongside stakeholders involved in plans to expand Kuwait International Airport’s capacity.

SCPD’s secretary general, Dr Khaled Abdel-Sahib Mahdi, was among those at the hard hat tour, and while details on T2's progress were not revealed, the council said senior officials had reviewed the progress to study its obstacles, according to a post by SCPD on its Instagram page.

T2 is situated 16km south of Kuwait City and will be built with future expansion programmes in mind. Initially, the terminal will accommodate up to 25 million passengers per year, and this can be increased to 50 million passengers.

The three-pronged building sits between two runways and covers a total land area of 18ha. It will stand 39m tall, consisting of five floors, in addition to one underground floor.

Passenger mobility has been thought out as well, and the distance between T2’s furthermost gate to its centre is only 600m.

Meeting international environmental benchmarks is an important aspect of the project. SCPD hopes to obtain Leed Gold certification for T2, making it the first passenger building in the world to achieve this environmental standard. Photovoltaic panels will be installed on the roof to support this ambition. 

The airport is one of several government-backed construction projects designed to support a development and modernisation mobilisation plan called New Kuwait Vision 2035.

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