Construction Work Commences At MMIA New Terminal

Construction work commenced yesterday on the new ultra-modern international terminal at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

The construction company in charge, Chinese Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) was seen mobilising labour and equipment to the site.

The commencement of preliminary work by the firm is part of the agreement the Federal Government signed with the Chinese Government for the development of five ultra-modern international airport terminals in major cities, including Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano and Enugu.

General Manager, Corporate Communication, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Yakubu Dati, who confirmed the development, said the Chinese firm has started preliminary work, namely, soil tests and site mapping, adding that this was a follow up to the project that started in Enugu on May 18, this year.

He said on completion, the new terminal would enhance the chances of the airport becoming the major hub in West Africa.

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