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Airport revamp

Felix Chaudhary
Thursday, May 08, 2014

OVERSEAS experts may have to be brought in to assist in the $80million Airports Fiji Limited upgrade of the Nadi International Airport, says Attorney-General and Minister for Civil Aviation Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

The mammoth task of rebuilding parts of the arrivals and departure lounges and complexities of the construction work could require some international expertise, the A-G said.

"We already have the plans drawn up and the AFL board is already in the process of identifying a preferred contractor," he said.

"The scale of the work means that perhaps there is not enough local skill sets available here to do the job, so there may be a combination of foreign and local input.

"I don't want to preempt the outcome of it but that's the stage we are at."

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said once completed, the new-look Nadi International Airport concourse would have an elevated rook in the departure lounge area, ramped up immigration area, increased baggage carousels and more retail outlets.

"We want more people to spend time in the new airport and there will be a focus on more leisure areas and speciality shops."

Construction of the new facilities and improvements are expected to take between 12 to 18 months.








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