This week (15 March), Turkish construction firms Çetin Group and Kozuva will begin building the new Turkish sponsored air terminal at Mogadishu's Aden Abdulle International Airport, following the signing of a deal in late January.
|Joint Turkey/Somali contract signing|
ceremony in January (Bügun)
The result of negotiations initiated by the Turkish Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Finance and their Somali counterparts, the new USD10million dollar facility will replace the current terminal and will handle 5'000 passengers per day (1.8million per annum) and 15 aircraft simultaneously (60 movements per day).
The project will be realized under a Build-Operate-Transfer model backed by Favori LLC, a consortium of Turkish construction firms Çetin Group and Kozuva with USD3million capital, that will provide for the construction and subsequent management (including security) at the future terminal. The contract is set to last for a combined duration of 20 years, but will be reviewed after 10, as Somali law does not permit concessions to be held for periods greater than 10 years.
Mogadishu's Aden Abdulle International Airport's Current Terminal:
The New Terminal's Renderings
|New Terminal at Mogadishu International Airport (Çetin)|
The new terminal will have provision for various services including commercial shops, ground handling, security, a cargo terminal, VIP facilities and a fuel depot to be co-managed with the Somali State Economic Enterprise. The airport's basic infrastructure will also be upgraded to permit night flights, thereby allowing Mogadishu to operate 24hours a day. Thus far, a new security perimeter at the airport has been built, also with Turkish funding.
It is unclear how a current 10 year contract signed in September 2010 between Somalia's then transitional government and Dubai-based SKA Air & Logistics, to manage the current airport's terminal, security, screening, passenger security will be affected by the Turkish deal.