Expansion of Sialkot cargo terminal likely
SIALKOT: Chairman Sialkot International Airport, Malik Muhammad Ashraf said a comprehensive plan was being finalized for setting up a modern hotel as well as an exhibition hall at the airport. Talking to APP on Monday,he said the basic concept of setting up a hotel was to provide modern accommodation to foreign visitors during their visit to Sialkot while the aim of establishing an exhibition hall was to hold international/domestic trade fairs/expo, as well as for holding single country exhibition.
"We are working on the establishment of separate international and national arrival and departure terminals to facilitate the passengers at airport", Chairman said and added that the step had been taken to facilitate passengers.He said a separate counter will also be set up for foreign nationals. Security arrangements were improved,police post was established closby, while cameras had been fixed at various points of the airport,he said. He said the airport management was also actively considering to expand cargo terminal keeping in view the all time increase in cargo flights and volume of cargo."We are making hectic efforts for obtaining sufficient funds from Export Development Fund for the proposed expansion of cargo terminal".