Published on: Sunday, January 13, 2013
He said the project involved the expansion of the terminal building to give comfort to the passengers.
The scope of the project included expanding the terminal size to 3,000 square metres, upgrading the departure and arrival halls, immigration check-point, baggage scanning area, mechanical and electrical system, full air-conditioning the terminal and increasing the parking area.
"It will start as soon as possible this year. The project will be ready in 18 months," he said, after a working visit, Saturday. Kong said the project was needed as the airport handled 820,000 passengers last year or an increase of 5.8 per cent from 2011 and was set to further grow in future.
On the latest development on the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA), he said the Government was sensitive to the matter and discussions were on-going with the relevant parties.
Also on hand were Deputy Transport Minister, Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk V K Liew, MAB Managing Director, Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad and local community leaders.