Lahore : Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday directed the Civil Aviation Authority to ensure early completion of the New Islamabad International Airport without compromising quality of the work.
The prime minister visited the state-of-the-art under-construction building of the airport wherein he was briefed about the work progress on the project and features of the facility.
Director General Civil Aviation Authority Air Marshal (Retd) Asim Suleiman received the prime minister along with other officials of the Authority.
The prime minister was accompanied by his Advisor on Aviation Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan and Chairman National Highway Authority Shahid Ashraf Tarar.
The prime minister visited various sections of the building including passengers’ terminal, different counters, gang-ways and other sections.
Almost 95 percent work on the project has been completed and the facility is likely to start operations by July this year.
The Prime Minister earlier broke ground for a project to extend Metro bus facility from Peshawar Mor to new Airport to facilitate the passengers to and from the facility besides providing a modern and comfortable transport to the nearby population.
The airport would also be linked with the M-1 and M-2 motorways as well as the GT Road.
The facility features 15 modern docking stations besides vast and modern parking system for the passengers.
The traffic control system of international standard is also being installed at the airport that would also ease air traffic movement even during foggy weather.
The authorities concerned are making arrangements to cope with the water needs of the airport.