Vitaly Mutko familiarised with the progress of the reconstruction of the airfield complex of Kurumoch International Airport
25.08.2017 Source: Volga News Author: Maxim Romashov
On Friday, August 25, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Vitaly Mutko arrived in the Samara region on a working visit. Accompanied by the Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov and the Governor Nikolay Merkushkin, the Deputy Prime Minister familiarised with the progress of the reconstruction of the airfield complex of Kurumoch International Airport.
At the moment, the construction of the second runway, three emergency and rescue stations was being completed, and the work of the reconstruction of platforms is under way.
The feature of the Samara airport is that all construction work did not lead to the closure of the aerocomplex for passengers. Now work on the object is completed on 95%. It is planned that the reconstruction of the aerodrome will be completed by March 2018, and a new runway will be put into operation already in December the same year.
Vitaly Mutko took an interest about the fate of the old passenger terminal of the airport. As explained by Nikolay Merkushkin, the old terminal will be repaired and during the FIFA World Cup will also receive fans, thereby increasing the bandwidth of Kurumoch.
"As part of the preparation for the World Cup, we have full interaction between all services and structures," the head of the region added. In general, the Deputy Prime Minister did not have any questions about the pace of airport reconstruction.
Recall, the construction of the new terminal of the Kurumoch International Airport was the first successfully implemented project in the preparation of the Samara region for the FIFA World Cup. The grand opening was held on February 24, 2015. As part of the project, dozens of associated infrastructure facilities were built, including engineering communications, access roads, parking lots and a new cargo complex.