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Tuesday 8 January 2013

Construction of New Dushanbe Airport Terminal Started


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DUSHANBE (Aisa-Plus) – With the financial support of France, VINCI has begun the construction of the new terminal at Dushanbe International Airport. The overall space of the international terminal at the Dushanbe airport is expected to be 11,000 m² and it will able to receive more than 5,000 passengers per hour.

VINCI Construction Grands Projets possesses end-to-end expertise in the creation of complex infrastructure. Throughout the world, VINCI Construction Grands Projets designs and builds major civil engineering structures (tunnels, bridges, dams, liquefied natural gas storage tanks, road and rail infrastructure) and buildings (skyscrapers, shopping centres, hotels, major industrial facilities, nuclear power plants…).
VINCI Airports, a key player in the airport sector, is currently operating and developing 12 airports, primarily under public service outsourcing contracts, including three in Cambodia since 1995 and nine in France. Each airport has specific management and a specific development plan tailored to local needs, while benefiting from the synergies generated by the VINCI Airports model.

On April April 27, 2012, the French construction companies, VINCI Construction Grands Projets and VINCI Airports (VINCI Concessions) signed a €39 mln design-build contract for a new terminal at Dushanbe International Airport with DIA (Dushanbe International Airport). Responding to a need for increased capacity at the airport, the new terminal will be able to handle 1.5 mln passengers a year. It will provide top-quality services to passengers and airlines, in line with international standards.

VINCI Construction Grands Projets is charged with the design and construction of the building, as well as supplying the operating equipment and systems.

VINCI Airports, for its part, will be assisting the client with the functional definition of the terminal (organization of flows, operational equipment and systems specifications), assisting the airport teams during the planning and works stages, training staff and assisting with the commissioning of the terminal. The works will be carried out within a period of 23 months.

Computer rendered image of the new terminal at Dushanbe airport
(Image: courtesy of VINCI)

It is hoped the project will bring the Dushanbe airport up to international air traffic standards. In 2012, 696,804 passengers departed from Dushanbe airport (against 588,767 in 2011, +15.5%), while 604,648 passengers arrived in (537,842 in 2011, +11.1%). A total of 1,582.606 tons of cargo were served last year. Currently, 24 air companies currently serve Dushanbe airport on a regular basis.

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