Osmani Airport being changed by development project of Tk 2116cr
Published: 08:22 PM, 1 October 2020 Updated: 03:22 PM, 10 October 2020
Osmani International Airport
Modernization project has begun at Sylhet Osmani International Airport at a cost of Taka 2116 crore. If the project is implemented, the passenger capacity will be increased from 6 lakh to 20 lakh; which will change the image of the airport.
China's Beijing Urban Construction Group (BUCG) is working to modernize the Sylhet Osmani International Airport. Explosive detection system is going to be introduced through this project. Osmani Airport will come under the level five security system.
According to project sources, if the Osmani Airport is modernized, the people of Sylhet will get all the benefits of an international standard airport. Through this project a state-of-the-art terminal building, a cargo building, a modern ATC tower, a taxiway, a modern fire station will be set up at Osmani Airport.
The project also includes new boarding bridges, baggage handling systems, flight information display systems, separate substations for uninterrupted power supply, modern fire fighting systems, central air conditioning systems, world-class EDS systems, elevator, escalators, modern CC camera surveillance system, state-of-the-art fuel hydrant systems for Z-1 fuel supply, water treatment plants and drainage systems, voice control communications systems and voice recording radar systems.
It is learned the airport will have an explosive detection system. Anyone entering the airport with explosives will be caught. Even if anyone carries explosives inside different products, it can be detected. Through this, the airport will come under the level five security system.
CAAB officials said the total cost of modernization of Sylhet Osmani International Airport will be Tk 2,116 crore. As a result, the passenger capacity of the airport will increase from 6 lakh to 20 lakh. The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh signed an agreement with Beijing Urban Construction Group in April this year.