A French Consultancy firm Aéroports de Paris Ingénierie (ADPI) has been awarded a US$250m consultancy deal for the Bole International Airport passenger terminal expansion project. The Ethiopian Airports Enterprise (EAE) had earlier on this year put up an international tender invitation for companies to supervise the construction of the passenger terminal.
Apart from supervising the construction of the passenger terminal at Bole International Airport, ADPI is expected to come up with a study on the site selection for the new airport and strategize on how to integrate it with the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The new airport is to be constructed outside Addis Ababa. Three locations have been identified for the mega-hub found near Mojo, Teji, and Dukem towns.
China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) has already commenced construction works of the passenger terminal at Bole International Airport. China’s Exim Bank is the financier of the project where the bank gave out a US$250m loan for this purpose.
The expansion of the terminal will include the construction of a new passenger terminal as an extension of the current terminals, and the construction of a new VIP passengers’ terminal. It will also include house boarding areas, lounges, recreation centers, shopping malls, offices and other facilities.
ADPI is a French architecture and engineering company operating worldwide on complex development and construction projects.