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Re: Lahore Airport Expansion Project

Post by Adnan Anwar » Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:48 am

Please get the Islamabad airport opened first as first priority. Current Islamabad airport is still worst airport in world.
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Re: Lahore Airport Expansion Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:23 pm

According to City42 October 19 edition newspaper report, Lahore Airport expansion project estimated cost is 77 billion rupees. Tepsa International of Spain and Asian Consulting Engineers - Lahore have prepared and submitted Planning Commission PC-1 form for the project. Five Chinese and one Turkish company have shown interest in taking part in airport expansion project.

Construction plan divides airport into four parts that include terminal, parking, internal & external entry/exit points and main building. Expansion project will be completed in two and a half years. Civil Aviation Authority will pay construction company project completion cost in six years.

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Re: Lahore Airport Expansion Project

Post by uzairali » Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:14 am

^ When will 2.5 years start?

I thought they would finish it before election in mid 2018. Hopefully the project costing $770 million will serve the public for the next 50 years at least!

I also hope that in case the deadline is missed or project shoots higher in cost, the public doesn't bear the cost, and the construction companies are penalized. If such was the case for ISB, the airport would be completed by now.

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Re: Lahore Airport Expansion Project

Post by Pakistan-1 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:34 am

If Chinese firms build it will be delayed for sure here in HK many of the public works projects have been delayed for over 5 years and in some cases the government had to hire foreign companies to do damage control and finish the projects adding more to the costs.

Moral of the story don't hire Chinese companies to do your construction
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Re: Lahore Airport Expansion Project

Post by uzairali » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:46 am

Pakistan-1 wrote:If Chinese firms build it will be delayed for sure here in HK many of the public works projects have been delayed for over 5 years and in some cases the government had to hire foreign companies to do damage control and finish the projects adding more to the costs.

Moral of the story don't hire Chinese companies to do your construction

Well then gov't must make them sign that any delay will be penalized and any budget going over must be paid by construction company.

But I think 2 things:

1) Gov't wants a low 77 billion cost. If actual cost is 150 billion, people will be angry about it. So they will let cost escalate
2) Chinese companies will bid really low to get project and then demand more money as time goes by

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Re: Lahore Airport Expansion Project

Post by Pakistan-1 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:07 am

They signed contracts is such a way that they would not be fined but given more money instead to finish the work
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Re: Lahore Airport Expansion Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:40 pm

Maybe related to Lahore Airport expansion project in someway.

In today's (October 22) newspaper:

Procurement Notice for Hiring of Consultants

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) intends to execute certain schemes/projects listed below under Package-I and Package-II respectively and needs to hire the services of consultants for planing and designing which includes architectural and structural designs.

Package-I

i. Construction of residential/bachelor accommodation for 25 officers and 100 staff (barracks types) at Allama Iqbal International Air Port (AIIAP) - Lahore.

ii. Construction of accommodation for senior officers at AIIAP - Lahore.

Package-II

i. Upgradation of vacant Meeting Room in State Lounge of AIIAP - Lahore.

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Re: Lahore Airport Expansion Project

Post by Amaad Lone » Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:38 pm

Lahore airport has huge security bottle necks.

Since the airport was designed a lot of roads have been blocked off and the main road to enter the airport has been reduced to a SINGLE LANE.

Recently road from DHA to airport has been restricted to only departures and you cannot approach arrivals and have to travel an extra 3-4 kilometers to reach the airport.

An expanded Lahore airport just mean BIGGER CHAOS. Once its designed then the security people start blocking road and creating traffic nightmares.

Baggage check in is another night mare.

Imagine the traffic when 2000 passengers are leaving between 1 am 2.30 am.

If the government is going to make Lahore airport a travel friendly airport then the security checks have to be in such places that do not hinder the airport approach.
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Re: Lahore Airport Expansion Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:59 pm

According to PTV News, during a briefing given today on the expansion of Lahore Airport, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif advised authorities to expedite airport expansion construction work and remove any hurdles faced by the project.

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Re: Lahore Airport Expansion Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:02 am

In today's (November 22) newspaper:

Expression of Interest

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) has decided to expand passenger terminal building and allied facilities at Allama Iqbal International Air Port (AIIAP) - Lahore for which external financing is required for an estimated amount of Rs. 35,600 billion.

PCAA invites proposals from the reputable local banks (single or consortium) having sound financial position to support/finance above project.

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Re: Lahore Airport Expansion Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:35 am

According to following corrigendum in today's (November 23) newspaper, the estimated amount of cost of external financing should be read as Rs. 35.600 billion not Rs. 35,600 billion.

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Also in today's newspaper:

Invitation of Bids

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) intends to hire the services of a professional consulting firm chartered/cost & management accountants, which would perform the task as "Transaction Adviser" to evaluate and analyse the proposals of financing through external sources, banks, consurtium etc. with due dilligence to support the Expansion of Passenger Terminal Building and Allied Facilities, Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore.

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Re: Lahore Airport Expansion Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:20 am

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) proposals/bids invitations in today's (November 25) newspapers for Allama Iqbal International Air Port (AIIAP) - Lahore Passenger Terminal Building Expansion Project:

For the construction of access road network.
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For the construction of parking area of terminal building.
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Re: Lahore Airport Expansion Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:05 am

In today's (November 27) newspaper:

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) requires services of qualified individuals to fill the following posts against the PC-I of Allama Iqbal International Air Port (AIIAP) - Lahore Expansion Project, Lahore, on contract basis (where selection will be made purely on suitability and merit).

Project Director
Additional Director Electrical/Mechanical
Additional Director Civil
Additional Director Finance


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Re: Lahore Airport Expansion Project

Post by ammad » Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:35 pm

Really glad to see positions are advertised and looking for Merit instead of Quota and Salaries are some how better compare to salaries being published in past for government positions.
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Re: Lahore Airport Expansion Project

Post by Abdulrafeysiddiqui » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:06 am

It's a little bit of off-topic but I was wondering that, any of the forum member living in Lhe can tell easily, is the bridge leading towards Airport from the ring road is closed?