Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) is preparing to finalize the construction companies for Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Air Transport Capacity Enhancement Project (ATCEP) through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) announced two months ago. The spokesperson of CAAN Birendra Prasad Shrestha said, “The bidding companies under the project NCB-01 and NCB-02 will be finalized by August 15 as their financial analysis has already been completed.”
The construction of isolated parking bay at TIA is also expected to be completed by the new fiscal year as the preliminary work is going on. Shrestha also informed that the earthworks on Guheswori area will be initiated as CAAN is preparing documents for International Competitive Bidding (ICB) which is predicted to open by September this year.
CAAN received bids from different construction companies for TIA ATCEP. Under the notice NCB-01, CAAN received bid from four companies from which one company will be selected who will particularly work for TIA runway extension project. The four companies are China Railway, Kalika Tundi Joint Venture, Shanxi Construction Engineering and Stratag International.
Likewise under the notice NCB-02, CAAN received joint bid from three companies namely Contech Lumbini Joint Venture, Sharma Prera and Ashish Joint Venture who will work for the terminal enhancement project.
Another tender notice NCB-03 which was particularly seeking companies for TIA’s utility enhancement project could not receive any bids. So, CAAN has re-published the tender notice NCB-03 to attract bidder companies.
Under the ATCEP, TIA will be seeing some improvements such as reconfiguration and upgrading of airfield infrastructures, construction of parallel and link taxiways, new international apron, 300 meters of runway extension, construction of runway end safety area and an uninterrupted power supply system for essential airfield and security area lights. Moreover, the international terminal building will also be expanded and reconfigured with improvement in utility facilities.