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New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by malpensa26 » Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:08 am

we have heard it before. its like every 4-5 months this article is reposted.

Land for Islamabad airport acquired
ISHFAQULLAH SHAWL
RAWALPINDI (November 15 2005): The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has acquired 3242 acres land at the cost of Rs 2.5 billion at Pind Ranjha near Fateh Jang, outside the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad for the construction of new Islamabad airport.

A CAA source told Business Recorder, the expected estimate of the project will be around Rs 15 billion. The plan to construct new airport in Islamabad was made in 1987 and land was acquired in two phases.

In the first phase, 23,506 kanals while in the second phase, another 2426 kanals of land was acquired. The source said the land was acquired in Rawalpindi and Attock districts.

"Preparations for the foundation stone laying ceremony have been completed but still no final date was given by President General Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz," he said.

He said petty work on the site is in progress. Fencing was completed around the airport site, besides watchtowers, track around the fencing, tanks, etc. But, he added, construction work of the airport building, runway and other building structure was not started so far.

He declined to give any final date for the launch of the project nor did he reply about its completion time.

It may be recall the CAA is operating Islamabad international airport in the suburbs of Rawalpindi city for the last 54 years, which is also closet to the federal capital. The airport is now heavily congested in its technical facilities, terminal building, aprons, taxiways, etc, because of increased air traffic.

It is located in the midst of heavily built-up and densely populated region and is hemmed in for expansion, both physically and environmentally. It is an important gateway to Pakistan leading further to a number of destinations around, particularly to Central Asia and Western China, besides Northern Areas of Pakistan.

The airport handles around 25,000 commercial aircraft movements, 2.5 million passengers and 27,000 metric tons of cargo every year. The traffic had a stable growth rate in the past, which is now temporarily squeezed by security situation around Pakistan and limits of the capacities.

Annual revenues from this much traffic are around Rs 550 million with a local operating expenditure of approximately Rs 211 million. Therefore, the airport provides an operating surplus of approximately Rs 339 million. The operations will be shifted to the new location.

The CAA some 18 years back had decided to build a new airport at Pind Ranjha, outside the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi to shift its airport operations. The feasibility report of the project was prepared by M/s Aeroport de Paris of France. Master planning and detailed designing was done by M/s Flughafen-Aeir Consult (FAG) of Germany. All planning activity was supervised by M/s Bechtel Inc, of USA.

The airport would have facilities of a 4-star hotel, duty free shopping plaza, business centre, food courts, international convention centre, shopping plaza, cargo village and housing complex.

Offices for government agencies such as CAA, immigration, airport security force, customs, health, etc, will be provided by the company to facilitate their duties and operation at the airport.


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Post by malpensa26 » Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:40 pm

CAA DG meets WAPDA chief

Staff Report

LAHORE: Air Marshal Pervaiz Akhtar Nawaz, director general of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), met WAPDA Chairman Tariq Hameed on Tuesday and discussed electricity supply to the new Islamabad airport.

Hameed assured the CAA DG of WAPDA’s full cooperation for the airport project.

Later, Air Marshal Pervaiz met Punjab Irrigation Secretary Nadeem Ashraf and discussed the water supply plan for the new airport

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Post by Amaad Lone » Wed Nov 23, 2005 11:30 pm

Why move to a new location??

Why not build on the exsisting grounds, there is enough empty land around for development.

This way cost of the new airport can be reduced, considering the runway would not need to be built.

Shifting to a new site, when the exisisting one is underdeveloped does not make sense.

But then again most government projects don't.

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Post by malpensa26 » Thu Nov 24, 2005 1:16 am

actually the current airport is heavily congested. as u probably know homes are with a few feet of the runway and the airport has no real approach road. kind of on the side like u enter a gas station.hopefully they can get away from the city pollution also. the current one could be used for military and VIPs.

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Post by malpensa26 » Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:27 pm

Mr Aziz said that" a tender had been awarded for Islamabad airport to a world-renowned company which looks after the construction of airports"

dawn dec 4

The government is also upgrading airports and some major international airlines will start operating out of Karachi and other Pakistani cities soon, he said. There has been a shortage of seats for air travellers and PIA must increase capacity to cater to this demand, or foreign airlines will, he said.

More hotels are also needed to cater to the growing number of foreign visitors and the government will support private companies investing in this sector, Aziz said. Two leading international companies will build a new airport at Islamabad.

daily times dec 4


anybody know who these companies are and where from??????????

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Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Jan 07, 2006 10:05 am

CAA Initiates $300m New Islamabad Airport project

Pakistan’s first green-field airport

NIIA to have duty-free shops, hotels, air malls, business centre, food courts and recreational facilities


KARACHI:
The first-ever green-field airport would be built in Islamabad at a cost of $300 million, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced on Friday.

Director General CAA, Air Marshal Pervez Akhtar Nawaz signed an agreement with a renowned international consultant - Louis Berger Group of USA - in association with Pakistani consulting firm ECIL, to undertake project management services.

The CAA is undertaking the development of the New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA) as part of the implementation of this prestigious project.

The contract signing ceremony was held at the CAA headquarters, Jinnah International Airport, Karachi.

The New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA) along with the new terminal building at Karachi and Lahore International Airports was part of CAA’s overall development programme.

However, due to financial commitments to the new terminal projects at Karachi and Lahore, along with other operational works, CAA could not launch this project earlier.

During last few years, CAA’s financial position has significantly improved and now it is able to undertake the mega project, the CAA spokesman said.

While the first contract for Project Management Services is signed, the CAA is close to receiving bids and proposals from international design consultants and signature architects for design of the new airport.

It is envisaged that the Design Consultants will commence their services by the end of March 2006. Soon after the mobilization of the Project Management Consultants, other processes for invitation of bids and award of construction contracts will be initiated. It is anticipated that the new facility will become operational by 2010.

The new airport site is located on 3,200 acres of land, acquired by CAA in 1980’s at Pind Ranjha near Fateh Jang, some 20km from Zero-Point, Islamabad and 23 km from Saddar, Rawalpindi involving driving time of only 20-25 minutes through network of motorways and highways.

The airport will be developed at par with international standards to serve as major hub for all aviation activities in the region.

Estimated to cost about $300 million, the new Airport facility, which is the first green-field airport in Pakistan, shall comprise a contemporary state-of-the-art passenger terminal building, control tower, runway with a provision of a secondary runway, taxiways, apron, cargo complex, and hangar together with all the necessary infrastructure and ancillary facilities. It would cater to the requirements of latest generation of modern passenger aircrafts. The new airport will have a modular design to handle 6.5 million passengers per annum and 100,000 metric tonnes cargo per annum.

Being a new airport, a significant portion of the land has been earmarked for commercial purposes such as duty-free shops, hotel and convention centre, air malls, business centre, food courts, leisure and recreational facilities.

The new airport is envisaged to be a modern landmark structure symbolic to represent twenty-first century Pakistan, as it will be the diplomatic and business gateway to Pakistan through the Capital City of Islamabad.

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when

Post by haider123 » Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:07 pm

when will the construction begin ..and when will it be ready for the its service ??? ..2025 i guess

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Post by AirBlue » Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:22 pm

do we have a model built of that airport yet ? wud love to see it ... if any one can provide a pic
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Post by CoyBoy » Sat Jan 07, 2006 8:26 pm

Whats a green field airport?
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Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Jan 07, 2006 9:03 pm

CoyBoy wrote:Whats a green field airport?
A greenfield airport may be permitted where an existing airport is unable to meet the projected requirements of traffic or a new focal point of traffic emerges with sufficient viability. It can be allowed both as a replacement for an existing airport or for simultaneous operation. This aspect will have to be clearly spelt out in the notice inviting tenders.

No greenfield airport will normally be allowed within an aerial distance of 150 kilometers of an existing airport. Where it is allowed as a second airport in the same city or close vicinity, the parameters for distribution of traffic between the two airports will be clearly spelt out.

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Post by malpensa26 » Sat Jan 07, 2006 9:33 pm

Good to see some "concrete" development actually taking place. Im glad their making it contemporary style cause i was afraid it would be another mughal overload design like lahore.

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Post by piyya » Sun Jan 08, 2006 3:13 am

To AirBlue:

It is anticipated that the new facility will become operational by 2010.

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Post by AirBlue » Sun Jan 08, 2006 3:21 am

piyya that i understand, but is there a scaled model like the one we saw of DXB once on the forum, is that one made for the islamabad airport aswell? and one more thing for Abbas Bhai or anyone else who has an idea,

will this airport be ISB/OPRN ?
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Post by piyya » Sun Jan 08, 2006 5:54 am

Hi Airblue again,

u can request it from consltant...
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Post by atmalik » Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:57 am

Pardon my ignorance, but i still dont understand the concept of the greenfield airport. Abbas would you mind explaining it a little more. Maybe a little explanation in "salees Urdu" :D

Secondlly if they are going to build it wouldnt be more feasable to make two runways togather instead of leaving space for a second one to be made at a later time?