The T2 terminal at Kuwait airport ... being built at a cost of $5 billion.

Kuwait’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will spend nearly $8.2 billion on 14 strategic projects aimed at developing the country’s main airport, said a report.

The key projects include a new terminal, T-2, that is being built at an estimated cost of $5 billion at Kuwait International Airport that can accommodate 25 million passengers per annum in addition to a third runway and a control tower, reported the Arabic language daily Al Anba, citing DGCA officials.

Limak Construction, a part of leading Turkish conglomerate Limak Group, is the main contractor on the terminal project, which was designed by Foster + Partners.

Gulf Construction had in June reported that work was moving at a steady pace on T2 despite the Covid situation with 40 per cent of the project completed.

Once ready, the T2 project will be one of the most advanced and eco-friendly airports in the world.

The other key projects include an aircraft catering building and security services facility.