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NESPAK to Work on Uplift Projects of Aviation Sector

LAHORE: Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) has given National Engineering Services Pakistan (NESPAK), three major aviation sector development projects as part of the government’s initiative to strengthen the country’s aviation industry.

These projects include:

  1. The upgrades and expansion of Begum Nusrat Bhutto (BNB) Airport in Sukkur into an international airport for wide-body aircraft with all allied facilities.
  2. Design and construction oversight for the expansion and renovation of the passenger terminal building and auxiliary infrastructure facilities at Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore.
  3. The construction of the Aviation Tower in Islamabad.

In this regard, a formal ceremony for signing a consultancy agreement took place at Allama Iqbal International Airport, under the presence of Federal Minister of Aviation Khawaja Saad Rafiq, DG PCAA Khaqan Murtaza, and Managing Director of NESPAK Dr. Tahir Masood.

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Besides, following the signing ceremony, MD NESPAK briefed the Aviation Minister on the status of the Sukkur Airport project, which included the extension of the runway and taxiway, the reconstruction of the apron and terminal building, and other associated support facilities.

He stated that the new terminal structure and airside facilities would meet the needs of Code E aircraft (Boeing 777) for the next 20 years.

The Federal Minister for Aviation praised their efforts on this occasion and gave PCAA and NESPAK instructions to finish the planning, design, and bidding phases in six months to complete the construction operations in the anticipated 2 years.

Furthermore, a 38-story high-rise office and commercial tower on Jinnah Avenue Islamabad is also intended to be built by the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA).

He stated that the structure would have a covered area of about 850,000 square feet and an estimated cost of about Rs. 14 billion.

As a green building project, he said that the PCAA Tower aspired to accomplish sustainability, water conservation, energy efficiency, and environment-friendly architecture with a lower carbon footprint.

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