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29 Oct 2020

Higher Committee for Operating the Passengers’ Terminal (T2) Holds its First Meeting

The Higher Committee for fulfillment of all technical and operational requirements of the new passengers’ terminal (T2) at Kuwait International Airport held today (Wednesday) its first meeting chaired by H.E. President of Civil Aviation Sheikh/ Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Homoud Al-Sabah and the membership of the concerned government bodies, through a virtual meeting.

 

The Higher Committee discussed ensuring that the passengers’ terminal (T2) is ready and satisfies all technical requirements for the facilities and systems, thus fulfills the needs of all future operations to make the terminal a smart airport, including the linkage of systems and networks to the new passengers’ terminal as well as all buildings of Kuwait International Airport for all bodies operating at Kuwait International Airport, in accordance with the latest technologies approved at airports in line with the timetables determined towards this purpose.

 

The committee will undertake ensuring fulfillment of all necessary requirements for the success of the operational readiness program, and verifying that all concerned parties have satisfied the requirements for operation in order to achieve the transition process into actual and successful holistic operation, as well as ensuring that all concerned parties have realized the technical and operational requirements to complete the approval process for receiving the facilities and transition from the authority responsible for construction and completion all the way until to the authority in charge of licensing and operation.

The committee aims to ensure the completion of the process of assigning the operation of the new passengers’ terminal (T2) and the management of Kuwait International Airport, as an integrated model, to a global airport operator, and to ensure that all requirements for the new Kuwait International Airport operation program are met as scheduled.

 

The formation of the committee comes pursuant to the Ministerial Resolution No. 404 of year 2020 from the Minister of State for Services Affairs and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Mr./ Mubarak Salem Al-Hurrais, which is chaired by H.E. President of Civil Aviation Sheikh/ Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Homoud Al-Sabah and membership of each of the Undersecretary of Ministry of Public Works as Vice-Chairman, the Director General of Civil Aviation, the Director General of Customs Department, the Undersecretary of Ministry of Interior for Ports Security Affairs, the Director General of the General Secretariat for Planning and Development, the Acting Director General of Roads Authority, the Deputy Director General of Kuwait Municipality for the Urban Planning Sector & Structural Plan, the Assistant Undersecretary of Ministry of Finance for Budget Affairs, and the Undersecretary of Ministry of Electricity & Water for Electricity Distribution Networks Sector, in addition to representatives from “Civil Aviation”.

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