Sophisticated facilities for Shahajalal's third terminal

Chowdhury Akbor Hossain
Published : 02:00, Sep 15, 2019 | Updated : 02:00, Sep 15, 2019

The work for the third terminal of the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport will take four years to complete. The terminal will have three floors and the 230,000 square metre building has been designed by Rouhani Baharin, an engineer of Singapore based CPG Corporation private limited.
Sources say that there will be 12 boarding bridges at the first stage of the project, 115 check in counters with 15 self-serving check in counters, 10 automatic passport control counters and 66 departure immigration counters.
For arrivals, there will be five automatic check-in counters, 59 passport and 19 check-in arrival counters with 16 baggage belts.
For additional baggage, there will be four separate belts. The first phase of the project won’t have any connection with the current terminal building but the second phase of the project will be connected to the old terminal.
Multi-level car parking will also be constructed, which will accommodate 1044 cars. The current VIP terminal will be demolished.
No separate VIP terminal will be constructed at the third terminal; instead, a VIP space with latest facilities will be kept inside the new terminal.
Two state of the art import and export cargo villages will be made to the north and south of the current village; these will be of 35863 square metres and 27144 square metres respectively.
The third terminal will be connected to metro rail and Dhaka Elevated Expressway and have modern fire extinguishing systems.
The terminal will also feature shopping area, restaurants and lounge. The Bangladesh Biman hanger, to the south of the airport, will not be moved.
Chairman of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh Md. Mofidur Rahman, says: "Every year, air passengers are increasing by 8 percent and the current airport cannot accommodate so many passengers; therefore, the initiative has been taken to construct a new terminal.”