Nespak consultancy for mega CAA projects.

LAHORE -- The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has assigned the National Engineering Services Pakistan (Nespak) its mega development projects.

A consultancy contract signing ceremony was held at the Allama Iqbal International Airport here on Wednesday. Aviation Minister Khawaja Saad Rafiq, CAA Director General Khaqan Murtaza and Nespak Managing Director Dr Tahir Masood were also present in the event.

According to a CAA spokesperson, in the light of policy of the government to expand the aviation Industry and to exploit the potential of being a new aviation hub the Nespak has been engaged for its consultancy.

The projects whose consultancy has been given to Nespak include upgrade and expansion of Begum Nusrat Bhutto (BNB) Sukkur Airport as an international airport for wide body aircraft with all allied facilities, design and construction supervision for expansion and renovation of passenger terminal building and allied infrastructure facilities at the Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore and construction of aviation tower in Islamabad.

After the agreement, a brief presentation was given by the Nespak MD to the aviation minister about the status of the BNB Sukkur airport project. The minister was informed about the expansion plan, including extension of runway and taxiway, reconstruction of apron and terminal building along with other allied and support facilities.

The spokesperson said the new terminal building and airside facilities would cater to the requirements of Code E Aircraft (Boeing 777) for the next 20 years. 'In addition to connecting the population of the areas to international destinations, the airport will also cater to the requirement of...

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