Khan Jahan Ali Airport

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Khan Jahan Ali Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCivil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh
OperatorCivil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh
ServesKhulna
LocationBagerhat

Khan Jahan Ali Airport is a planned airport in Bagerhat, Bangladesh. As it is very close to Khulna, the third largest in Bangladesh, it was planned to mainly serve the city. It is uncertain if the project will be completed as no work has been done since the beginning of the project in 1996. After the land acquisition and earth filling was done, work was stopped due to lack of funds.[1][2]

Development[edit]

In 2018, it was reported that the airport project has been shifted to a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement and the revised budget for the airport has been reduced from 545 crore (US$65 million) to 217 crore (US$26 million). The construction deadline has also been extended to June 2020.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Khan Jahan Ali airport to be built under PPP". New Age | The Most Popular Outspoken Daily English Newpaper in Bangladesh. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
  2. ^ Desk, BD Post (2018-07-14). "Khan Jahan Ali Airport project gains pace". A Daily with a Difference | Latest Online English Daily among Bangladesh Newspapers. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
  3. ^ "Bagerhat airport to be built under public-private partnership". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  4. ^ "Khan Jahan Ali airport put on fast track". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2019-06-04.

Coordinates: 22°38′49″N 89°38′38″E / 22.647°N 89.644°E / 22.647; 89.644