Mendi Airport Nears Completion – Post Courier

Construction of the new Mendi Airport terminal and other related works continues with progress of 54% and overall progress of 80%.

The Mendi Airport Modernization Project is funded by the government and the Asian Development Bank (AfDB).
National Airports Corporation chief executive Rex Kiponge said in a statement this week that contractor Sinohydro Corporation Limited was carrying out work on the building’s substructure and superstructure, including laying underground services for electrical work. , hydraulics and plumbing, construction and concrete pouring of floor slabs and walkways, construction of exterior and interior walls in reinforced concrete blocks and site works for parking and access to the driveway.

He said that work on the aircraft pavement was completed in February this year (2022), which included the construction of the runway, taxiway, apron and runways. flight.

Other works on the ground include the installation of airport security fencing and the construction of an H65 standard house and office for the airport security officer.

In the meantime, Mr Kiponge said the contractor is currently addressing several compliance issues on the runway which were raised by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and the NAC during their inspection trip. in Mendi on May 16, 2022.

He said the inspection was carried out to ensure that the work carried out complied with PNG CASA standards as well as International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards before the runway could be put into operation. service.

“The National Airports Corporation would like to thank the government, the Asian Development Bank and other stakeholders for their continued support in the implementation of the Mendi Airport Modernization Project and other airport infrastructure projects in strong impact.

“NAC would like to assure all stakeholders that we will continue to work closely with the contractor to complete the project,” Mr. Kiponge said.

The renovation of Mendi Airport is part of a series of high-impact airport infrastructure projects launched since 2009 through the Civil Aviation Development Investment Program (CADIP) which is funded by the Asian Development Bank Multi-tranche Financing Facility (MFF) with government counterpart financing.

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