If you go to Cairo airport, you will see a large construction area next to Terminal 3. On one side is a brand new all-glass departure lounge which is connected by an overpass to the arrival lounge. 14 gates are designed to bring passengers to shining 38 new immigration counters.
At the far end of the terminal is a double floor gate to service the Airbus A380. In the middle of the terminal, there is a 26,000 meter square space for a modern shopping and eating area to service the passengers. And a state of the art baggage handling system is expected to ensure speedy flows of baggage with high security checks.
"This project is a good example of the fruitful and strong partnership between the Government of Egypt and the World Bank," said Mahmoud Essmat; Chairman of the Egyptian Holding Company for Airports and Air Navigation (EHCAAN). "Previous partnerships included the state-of-art Terminal 3 in CAI and the Terminal 1 building in Sharm El-Sheikh international airport."
In 2010, the World Bank embarked on an ambitious plan to upgrade and expand the second terminal building at Cairo International Airport. Of the US$ 436 million project, US$ 280 million of it is financed by the Bank. After some initial delays in the aftermath of the 25 January revolution in 2011, project implementation has accelerated.
“Over the last five years, around 12,000 workers have pooled their efforts to renovate and expand Cairo International Airport’s Terminal 2,“said Ihsan Sadek, Director of the Project Management Unit, EHCAAN.“We are all shooting to bring these works to completion in the second half of 2016,” he added.