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Airport upgrade contract awarded to New Zealand firm

Litia Vulaidausiga
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

THE tender contract for the Nadi International Airport upgrade has been awarded to Hawkins Infrastructure.

The New Zealand-based company will partner with Pacific Building Solutions for the modernisation project, which Westpac is financing.

Airports Fiji Limited Board chairman Faiz Khan said the tender process took over six months to process. .

"'While we are excited about the challenges ahead of us, we also know that our work has just begun," Mr Khan said.

"This is significant for the nation and all Fijians. We have already seen what Fiji Airways and Fiji Link have done and we don't want the airport to be lagging behind."

The project includes extensive refurbishments to the airport's terminals in a 16-month time frame.

Hawkins executive general manager Brian Fitzgerald said they looked forward to delivering a project they intended to be proud of.

Mr Khan announced the recent approval of duty-free concessions for all imports of materials for the project.

"In terms of numbers, the savings that we will derive from the duty-free benefit that the Prime Minister has given us is roughly about $3million and we intend to give some of it back to the community in terms of help to sporting organisations," Mr Khan said

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