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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:26 pm

New Islamabad Airport construction: Senate body summons CAA Secretary, DG

The Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat has expressed serious concern and resentment over Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for giving contradictory statements about completion of construction work of New Islamabad Airport and summoned the secretary and director general CAA. The committee met with Senator Muhammad Talha Mahmood in the chair and discussed the issues relating to New Islamabad Airport, Metro Project and others.

In previous meeting of the committee, the CAA had given assurance to the committee for completion of construction work on New Islamabad Airport and landing plane but the date of inauguration of New Airport were extend many times.

The committee chairman expressed strong displeasure over the contradict statements of the official of CAA and summoned the secretary and DG Civil Aviation Authority Division in the next meeting for explanation.

The chairman of the committee said that according to his personal information, there is a lot of work on the new Islamabad airport. He said that the airport is incomplete and there was no international contract to run it. A lot of work was not completed except baggage service, he added.

Replying to a question of the committee chairman, an official of CAA told that the date of inauguration of the New Airport Islamabad was not fixed in December 2017, adding that it is possible in January 2018.

The chairman said that the government had announced 14th August 2017 date of inauguration of new airport and the CAA had given this date to the Committee. He said that CAA had told the committee that it could land plane yesterday but it is not possible due the National Highway Authority (NHA).

The chairman directed the CAA to conduct complete demarcation to the boundaries of housing societies around the third runway of the airport. He said that boards should be raised about residential, commercial areas and construction work. He said that notices should be issued before stopping any illegal work. The committee also summoned the deputy commissioners of Attock and Rawalpindi in the next meeting.

Source: https://fp.brecorder.com/2017/10/20171025229250/

New Islamabad Airport may not open until next year, officials suggest

By APP Published: October 25, 2017

ISLAMABAD:
Visitors heading to the federal capital may be forced to use the Benazir International Airport in Rawalpindi for a while longer after senators heard on Tuesday that the New Islamabad International Airport may face additional delays.

In a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat at the Parliament House, with Senator Talha Mehmood in the chair, expressed their displeasure over the slew of irregularities and slow construction on the new airport.

Senator Mehmood said that despite claims from senior officials of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) about work done on the airport, he said that per his information there was still a lot of work to be done on the airport, including on the baggage services.

Talking about the state of the airport’s runways, Mehmood said that while CAA officials had previously claimed that it was ready to see a plane land at any time. Furthermore, there was no sign of when the third runway for the airport would be ready.

He directed that housing societies on land where the third runway would be built should be clearly demarcated.

Senator Mehmood has summoned the Director General and Secretary of CAA over misinforming the committee on the project completion.

CAA representatives told the committee that they have not finalised a new date for inaugurating the airport, but it could be in December 2017 or in January 2018.

At this, Senator Mehmood said that previously officials had announced August 14 as the date for inaugurating the airport and that delays were being caused by the National Highway Authority (NHA).

The committee directed that illegal construction in the area should be stopped after serving due notices. Moreover, all those housing societies granted a no-objection certificate to construct in the area should be re-audited.

The Senate panel summoned the CAA secretary and director general to appear at the next meeting and explain why the committee had been misled. Directions were also issued to the deputy commissioners of Attock and Rawalpindi, along with the Fateh Jhang Tehsil Municipal Administrator (TMA) and Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) officials, to appear before the committee at its next meeting.

The parliamentary panel also decided to conduct another on-ground visit of the new airport to examine the issues.

Source: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1540565/1- ... s-suggest/
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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:39 am

Corrigendum in October 27 newspaper:

Request for Proposal

Outsource services for provision of 30 E/M staff for a period three (03) months (extendable till operationalisation of Islamabad International Airport (IIAP) - Islamabad.


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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:19 am

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) tender notice in November 2 newspaper for:

Establishment, operations and maintenance of Cafeteria in Cargo Building.

Establishment, operations and maintenance of Restaurant in Aviation Building.


Bids received will be opened on November 17, 2017.

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Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:09 pm

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New Islamabad International Air Port (NIIAP) will become operational in January 2018, the senate was informed today.

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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:20 pm

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The senate was informed today that inauguration of New Islamabad International Airport is expected on January 14, 2018, according to PTV News.

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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:23 am

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New Islamabad International Airport expected to become operational by the end of March 2018, this was stated by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in UK.

Maybe airport to be inaugurated on Pakistan Day i.e. March 23, 2018.

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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by AP-BGL » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:08 am

Looking at the amount of work pending on the link roads to new Islamabad International Airport, I'm sure they cant inaugurate the it on 14th January as well.
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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:40 pm

Today, Secretary Aviation informed a parliamentary committee that:

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New Islamabad International Airport construction is complete and the airport can become operational.

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Completion of baggage handling system and metro bus tract being awaited.

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Metro bus track will be completed by December 25, according to National Highways Authority (NHA).

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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:58 pm

New Islamabad Airport ready for operations, says CAA spokesperson

NUZHAT NAZAR

NOV 7TH, 2017

ISLAMABAD


New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA) is ready for operations and can be inaugurated any day, sources in the civil aviation authority (CAA) told Business Recorder. The NIIA is at the finishing stages, and is almost ready to be inaugurated any day. The spokesperson CAA told Business Recorder that 97 percent of the work on the new airport has been completed and is ready to commence domestic as well as international flights while gas, electricity and water issues have been resolved.

The new inauguration date will be decided by the Prime Minister but it could be in December 2017 or in January 2018, she added. The only delay is from the National Highway Authority (NHA) which has yet to complete its 6 lane signal free road. Work on the third runway is yet to start however the need for a third runway is still under-consideration, and would depend on any future expansion plans as a consequence of expected air traffic.

The third runway is not expected to be completed before 2030, sources said, even though a survey of the area where the runway would be built has been conducted.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi recently directed the NHA to complete 6-lane signal free road to the airport before November 22 this year, a completion date that was accepted by the Chairman NHA.

The metro bus extension from Peshawar Morr to the airport is around 26 kilometres-long and is still under construction by four separate contractors. The project, which will cost Rs 15 billion to complete, will see commute time cut to just 40 minutes.

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Re: New Islamabad International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:06 am

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Request for Proposal (RFP) in November 14 newspaper to establish, operate/manage & maintain Theme Park at New Islamabad International Air Port (NIIAP) - Islamabad.

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