After building a new terminal at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, the authorities focus on the project to build a second control tower at Plaisance. The new terminal will be operational in September, announced Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam, at the National Assembly on Tuesday.
This contract is implemented at a cost of 305.8 million USD.
The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has taken steps that are necessary to bring to fruition this important project.
The first step is to identify a consultant. This task will be to determine the site where the new tower will be built, to draw plans that building to make a projection of the investment required and prepare the tender documents for this project. The 'lead firm' is a foreign company, with a minimum of ten years experience in the field.
A foreign company for the design
According to the criteria established by the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), the 'lead firm' must be a foreign company, with a minimum of ten years experience in the field. This should, in turn, hire architects and engineers Mauritius to ensure that the 'design' to take account of local requirements, including weather conditions and availability of construction materials on the market.
This project follows the construction of the new passenger terminal, which can not be put into operation immediately. " The new Air Traffic Control Tower should be strategically located with respect to the new Passenger Terminal Building" says a document prepared by the experts of the DAC.
According to the same document, the consultant will also oversee the construction phase, including the installation of equipment and facilities of communication, navigation and surveillance. As for the 'time-frame' for the realization of this project, nothing is final at this stage.