Construction of a new terminal at the airport is proceeding according to schedule since work started in early December, Minister of Public Works Abdulrahman Al-Mutawaa said on Saturday.
The minister, during an inspection tour at the venture site, indicated that more time might be needed to thrash out some emerging problems such as presence of civil and military installations at the location. "Such hurdles will be tackled through coordination with the relevant authorities," he said.
A special supervision panel will be established, he said, indicating that more hurdles might emerge during the execution. However, the minister re-affirmed his keenness on accomplishing the mega project on time.
Meanwhile, Ghaleb Shlash, the ministry's undersecretary for construction projects, said the venture is set to be executed in six years, according to the contract.
For his part, Faisal Al-Ostath, the chief engineer of the project, said construction of the passenger terminal will make the facility one of the largest airports in the world.
The KD 1.3 billion project was signed with the Turkish construction company, Limak, on May 2, 2016.