|Title:||Development of Master Plan for Khujand International Airport|
|Dates:||September, 2014 - February, 2015|
|Partner:||IRD Engineering SRL|
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD or the Bank) considers providing a loan (the Project) to Khujand International Airport (KhIA, the Airport or the Client). The Project will contribute a comprehensive phased plan for KhIA's future development. Firstly, the loan provided by EBRD is expected to potentially lead into a larger loan facility that will target plans developed by the consultant in conjunction with KhIA. Secondly, the Airport's management developed a staged approach for their capex investment programme in 2007. The plan incorporated four separate phases of investments over 10 years. However, due to the financial crisis and other impediments, the realisation of the investment plan has been heavily delayed. Additionally, current terminal space is split across three main terminals one of which is a VIP terminal. The Client requires a consolidation and reorganization of the terminal spaces in addition to having modern spacious terminal and modern equipment, air bridges, etc. Also, KhIA has shown interest in developing non-aeronautical revenue streams in the form of sub-contracts, duty free, advertising, parking, food and beverages, etc. Lastly, the Client, in line with becoming more competitive, as well as in connection to fast growing international traffic and increased focus on strengthened safety standards, requires becoming ICAO compliant.