The government has contracted China Construction Third Engineering Bureau to carry out the up gradation work of Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport. The cost of the project is estimated at 41-billion ruble (about 2.6 billion RMB). The company will carry out the contract to engineer, procure, and construct the Allama Iqbal International Airport.
After the up gradation Lahore’s Allama Iqbal international airport will become Pakistan’s largest airport. As part of the project the local infrastructure will be improved too. It is the largest project that the Third Engineering Bureau has undertaken overseas, marking another important achievement in Belt and Road construction.
It is not the first time that the Third Engineering Bureau has won a bid in Pakistan. Major projects, including the Karachi-Lahore Expressway between Sukker and Multan, Arfa Software Technology Park, and The Centaurus Hotel, are all projects of the Bureau.
Secretary Aiation Division Irfan Illahi has already said that the airport will upgraded in two phases with the first phase starting soon and will be completed in 18 months. This will increase the capacity of airport as well as increase the number of air bridges.
Lahore’s Allam Iqbal international airport’s new concept design is done by Spanish architects Gilbartolome.