The temporary terminal became necessary since the November deadline for the completion of the permanent terminal is not likely to be met.
Kellman added that the terminal is only for temporary use until the permanent one is completed.
The Deputy CEO further explained that both CJIA and the contracting company, China Harbour Engineering, agreed to create the temporary arrival terminal to provide space for the contractor to complete the airport project.
“Currently he’s designing the arrivals terminal and in addition to that he’s also designing the departure terminal, those spaces will be required for the contractor to complete his project hence the reason for us creating this temporary arrangement.”
Works on the temporary terminal is being executed by the contractors at no additional cost from the US$150M budget for the project which began in 2013.