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New airport terminal project to attract international bids
Taiwan News, Staff Writer
2011-10-03 01:30 PM
Many international companies are showing interest in a project to build a third terminal at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TIA), a rare large airport construction plan, an airport executive said Sunday.

The new project, which is estimated to cost NT$60 billion (US$1.96 billion), will open bidding for a chief consultant at the end of the year, said Yeh Kuang-shih, chairman of the TIA Corp.

The project director will be in charge of various aspects of the project, including general planning, an environmental impact assessment (EIA), basic design and supervision of construction, Yeh said.

The new terminal is expected to be able to handle 43 million passengers when service begins in 2018, compared with the 30 million people the two existing terminals can serve.

The third terminal will be built to the west of Terminal Two, with facilities for entertainment, shopping, conferences and even accommodation, the official added.

The decision to build an extra terminal is based on an assessment by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, which said the two existing terminals will not be enough for an estimated passenger volume of 45 million by 2020.

Three terminals will be sufficient to serve the estimated 58 million passengers by 2030.

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