Rendered images of new terminal at Minsk National Airport were made public.
The capacity of the new terminal of 36,000m² is to be three million people per year.
According to officials, the existing terminal cannot cope with the passenger traffic, thus the decision to built a new one was taken. The new terminal will represent a single complex with the current one.
The final decision on the start of construction of the new terminal has not yet been made. Its construction will reportedly start after the European Games in Minsk this June and finish by the world hockey championship in 2021.
Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) will start its work only after Belarusian authorities approve the project. This is the second attempt of companies from China to participate in the construction of Minsk National Airport.
Recall that Chinese company Tochmash planned to build a second runway. According to the Belarusian side, the estimated construction cost of the second runway was about $300 million.
The Chinese side offered to perform complex of works for $ 1.2 billion, as as result the project was never implemented. The second runway was built in-house, it will start accomodating airplanes this spring.