Discussions have been held with senior officials from Saudi Fund for Developments to start the development of the new terminal in Velana International Airport this June.
Development project of the new terminal in VIA was brought to a halt during the last year. Reason for the sudden halt in the development of the new terminal is still unclear.
The development project was previously handled by Saudi Binladin Group.
In a meeting held at Finance Ministry this Wednesday morning, Minister of Finance Ibrahim Ameer discussed the airport development project with the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Saudi Fund for Developments Dr. Khalid Bin Sulaiman.
H.E. Dr. Khaled bin Sulaiman Alkhudairy Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of the Saudi Fund for Development meets Minister of Finance @iameeru to discuss the Velana International Airport Project today. pic.twitter.com/T5p5NCYzUY— FinanceGovMv (@FinanceGovMv) May 7, 2019
Finance Ministry states that the Minister urged Dr. Khalid to start the development project of VIA as soon as possible this June.
The new terminal designed to provide services to seven million passengers is a 78,000-meter terminal. The terminal would include 40 passenger counters and 38 immigration counters.
The terminal would also include twelve sheltered jetties, six Aero-bridges, a Fuel Hydrant system and a High Explosive Detection System.