PRESS RELEASE – AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR ULTRA-MODERN PRESIDENTIAL LOUNGE AT THE BANJUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Petroleum House, Brusubi, 13th October, 20212
The Gambia OIC Secretariat, in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport, Works, and Infrastructure and The Gambia Civil Aviation Authority, wishes to announce that AREZKI has been awarded the contract to build an ultra-modern Presidential/VVIP Lounge at the Banjul International Airport.
The project is one of the strategic priorities in preparation for the forthcoming OIC Heads of State and Government Summit in Banjul in 2022.
Under the agreement, AREZKI will construct an independent airport terminal which will include presidential lounges, press rooms, protocol offices, security offices, parking lots for the exclusive use of passengers arriving and departing the presidential lounge, and roads linking the lounge to the Aircraft Apron.
The Saudi Fund for Development – the financiers of the project, approved the award. The cost of the contract is USD9,021,287.00 and will be supervised by the Netherlands Airport Consultants (NACO).
On the strength of the foregoing, the media is invited to the Award of Contract on Thursday, 14th October 2021 at the Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara International Conference Center. Time is 1:00 p.m. (local).
The building of a modern presidential lounge at the country’s only international airport, ahead of the OIC Summit, will uplift its image and standards in line with international protocol and high-level reception requirements.
The project will complement ongoing efforts by OICGambia, and The Gambia government, to position The Gambia as a leading conference destination in the subregion. Moreover, like other OICGambia projects, it will create several job opportunities and transfer of knowledge to local firms and individuals.