The Ministry of Civil Aviation and British airline company Icon are set to finish reviewing plans to construct a new ‘airport city’ on 2288 acres of land at Cairo airport by mid-April, according to Minister of Civil Aviation Wail al-Madawi.
Investments for the project are estimated to have reached $20 bn.
Al-Madawi added that the plans include a number of restaurants and hotels, intended to accommodate future expansions in Cairo airport’s passenger capacity, which is expected to reach 70 million.
The Ministry stated that, once the plans have been reviewed, they will seek to construct similar projects near the Burg al-Arab airport in Alexandria and around the Port Said airport.
In a meeting held on 10 March with the Shura Council’s Transportation Committee, Al-Madawi said that a 10 year plan had been presented regarding the implementation of similar projects in other parts of the country.
He added that the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), on concluding the review, planned to build a passenger reception hall for the airport capable of hosting an expected three million passengers at an expected cost of EGP 180m, in addition to an additional aeroplane corridor at a cost of EGP 120m. (Daily news Egypt)