The Government of Sri Lanka with its Executing Agency ,Airport and Aviation Services(Sri Lanka) limited has embark on a major infrastructure development project at the Bandaranaike International Airport to increase the passenger handling capacity of BIA by additional 9 million passengers per annum(mppa) and to improve the passenger convenience.
The project consist of construction of new multilevel terminal building,Pier no 2 and Pier no 3 with a link concourse, new parking apron and taxiways, elevated access roads, multistory carpark and public utilities.
The total cost of the project, comprising of Construction Cost of Package A and Package B, Contingencies (10%) and Consultancy Services, is US $ 550 million approximately, and the funding for the project is from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The proposed terminal of BIA is designed to create a world class image and standard of excellence for international airport architecture. The design of the terminal building reflects rich culture and heritage of Sri Lanka which would create a memorable experience for visitors to the airport on completion.
Several environmental initiatives with energy saving technologies have been incorporated into the design of the terminal as measure for promoting ECO friendly airport concept.
With the existing capacity of 6 mppa, the total passenger handling capacity of BIA would increase to 15 mppa on completion of BIADP Phase II stage 2 project.
The project has been divided into 2 Packages and the bidding has been completed for both Packages.
The construction work of Package B -"Remote Apron and Taxiways" commenced in April 2017 and the work is expected to be completed by October 2019.
The bids for Package A- "Terminal building and associated works" is under evaluation and it is expected to commence the construction work by November 2017 with the selection of the main contractor and the work is expected to be completed for the operation by the end of year 2020.