Ministry asks for new airport’s prefeasibility report before Eid

Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry Thursday asked Banga-bandhu International Airport Construction Cell to submit its pre-feasibility study on site selection for the new mega airport to the ministry before Eid-ul-Fitr as the cell failed to place it on the day, reports BSS.

“The cell was supposed to submit the report Thursday, but they sought more time to prepare the report, I asked them to submit it before Eid-ul-Fitr,” Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister GM Quader told the news agency.

It is the second time the cell has delayed to submit the report. The first date was scheduled on August 18, but the ministry has extended the time for one week, as the cell required more time to prepare the report, ministry sources said.

On August 1, a cabinet meeting discussed construction of the new international airport and told the ministry to submit pre-feasibility reports on possible sites to the Prime Minister within a week.

In a fresh move to find a suitable site for building Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib International Airport, the cell has primarily selected four locations for the mega project to drive up the country’s aviation sector to the global standard.

A team comprising the head of Bangabandhu Airport Construction Cell and experts from civil aviation authority and Bangladesh Air Force, visited the sites during the last one month and subsequently submitted a site selection survey report to the ministry.

“The cell has primarily selected four new sites in Madaripur, Madaripur- Gopalganj, Faridpur and Munshiganj districts for the airport and now doing feasibility study to prioritise the sites,” GM Quader said.


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