Velana International Airport: August 15, 2021 – We would like to clarify some misleading information regarding the handover of new Seaplane Terminal which was circulated in local media on 12 August 2021.
We would like to stress that the statement of complete handover of New Seaplane Terminal Building by Beijing Urban Construction Group (BUCG) to Maldives Airports Company Ltd (MACL) is not true as the 4th August 2021 handover was only partial with some tasks still to be completed before full hand over. Through this partial handover, MACL can now allow tenants to carry out their fit out works at their lounges along with other necessary works.
The seaplane project includes the New Seaplane Terminal Building, VVIP Building, Connecting Roads, Seaplane Docks, MRO, and Fuel Facilities. Apart from MRO, which was handed over on 12th March 2021, all other facilities had not been handed over yet.
BUCG is our biggest airport infrastructure contractor and we value our partnership with major ongoing projects. Therefore, we would like to avoid any misleading information as much as possible and seek correct information from us.
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