Published On:June 7 2014
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Kannur international airport to be a reality soon.
Going a step further in realizing the airport project in Kannur, chief minister Oommen Chandy will lay the foundation stone of the terminal building of the Kannur International Airport Ltd. (KIAL) on July 5.
'The bidding is in the final stages and three companies have been shortlisted. Financial bid will be opened on June 21 and the winner will be declared in the director board meeting on June 25,' he told reporters after evaluating the progress of the ground work at the airport site recently.
The shortlisted companies are ITD Cementation Indian Ltd., Larsen & Toubro Ltd. and Shaporji Pallonji & Co Ltd.
He also said that land acquisition for the airport is in the final stages. Of the total 234 lakh cubic metre of cutting and filling, 20.88 lakh has already been completed and the work is progressing at a rate of 70,000 cubic metres a day.