Work Begins on $48m Air Terminals at Benghazi, Misrata

Libya Herald reports that Deputy Prime Minister Awad Barasi has laid the cornerstone of a new passenger terminal at Benghazi airport.

The project, along with a similar terminal at Misrata, has a combined estimated cost of LD 60 million ($48 million).

Korea’s Nemo Partners stepped in to carry out the work after a pre-revolution project to build a new passenger terminal at Benghazi stalled; completion is expected in 12-18 months.

In spite of the multi-million dinar cost, the new terminal at Benghazi is being billed as temporary, meaning that it could be superseded should the bigger pre-existing terminal expansion project be resurrected.

The Misrata terminal is also being described as temporary, following contractual difficulties on other projects at the airport which are described as “extremely complicated”.

(Source: Libya Herald)

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