China’s Sinohydro to build airport apron

China’s state-owned engineering and construction company, Synohydro, is to build a US$ 9 million parking apron at the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (INIA).

The agreement was signed between the Maldives Airports Company (MACL) and Sinohydro on May 8.

MACL Managing Director ‘Bandhu’ Ibrahim Saleem said the new apron – to be built on the northern tip of the runway – will be 350 meters long and 75 meters wide. Four Boeing 777 airplanes can park on the apron.

The project is to be completed within 12 months.