The construction of terminal 2 at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport is currently ongoing.
Speaking to The Independent, Rajiv Servansing, chairman of the board of Airport Terminal Operations Ltd (ATOL) stated that the construction work is going according to schedule as per plan and will be completed by September 2011.
The team is working hard to build this terminal, which will cost Rs 11 billion. Around 85 per cent of project is to be financed by loan from EXIM Bank of China.
ATOL was given the responsibility of finding a contractor for the new 57,000 square metre terminal building. The French company, Aeroports de Paris, will work in collaboration with China State Construction Engineering Corporation in developing and managing the new terminal project. Aeroports de Paris Management has signed a technical assistance contract to ensure its completion and continue management after it opens.
The design of the terminal is closely linked to the ‘Mauritius sustainable island’ concept. “We are using renewable energy for lighting, consultants were instructed to make maximum use of natural light,” he said.