The Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) Terminal 2 Development Project is under way to meet the future demands of the tourism and aviation industry and it is being designed in an environment-friendly manner to get the LEED accreditation (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Director Aviation Projects/Director AASL Aruna Warushahennadige, said that they were expecting to the receive Bronze LEED certification. However, due to several added features to the present design project it may be considered for the LEED highest status.’
“With the construction process and use of specified material for the construction combined with the overall design we expect to get the Gold certification under the LEED accreditation for the Terminal 2 by the completion of the project.
The project is being constructed preserving 30 percent energy and 40 percent water consumption.”
“Developing Colombo as a destination for aviation and construction of the Terminal 2 BIA had been a dire need for the country’s socio-economic development,” said Chairman AASL Major General (Rtd.) G. A. Chandrasiri.
“Air transportation today, determines a country’s economic power and the successful completion of these infrastructure projects automatically elevates our country’s economic prosperity, by adding to its foreign exchange earnings, GDP, creating new jobs, creating new industries and expanding aviation and travel-related industries.”
“Airports play a significant role in branding nations and they act as catalysts for socio-economic prosperity. The commencement of the BIA Terminal 2 will be a giant step towards becoming an aviation hub in the region”, he said. (SS)