05th April 2011, www.dailynews.lk, By Indunil Hewage
The Government is planning to develop the Ratmalana airport into a city airport this year. In addition facilities at the Ampara, Jaffna and Koggala airports will be also upgraded.
Improvements to the existing terminal building, repair to the runway, taxiway and apron, reconfiguration to the aerodrome for the use of corporate jet traffic would be done as a short-term development project of the Ratmalana airport.
Under the medium-term of the Ratmalana airport development project, constructing a new terminal, control tower, taxiway, apron and runway, extension towards the Weras ganga will take place shortly.
Under the Ampara airport development scheme, runway development, road network improvements, navigational equipment installations, constructing a terminal for civil movements and apron will be implemented.
Facilities at the Koggala and Jaffna airports will also be upgraded in keeping with the ongoing domestic airports upgrading process.
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