wins airport works contract
Project includes surveillance systems, fences and walls
The joint venture between the two local firms, Araco Concrete and Guardia Systems, has won a public tender for the construction and restoration of fences and walls around the Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport. The value of the deal is $6.4 million.
Amine Jaber, Director of Equipment Maintenance Department at the airport, said: “A new control system will be put in place to link all cameras and fence sensors.” Around 200 additional high definition and infrared cameras will be installed.
Some parts of the 20 kilometer-long enclosure will be restored. Concrete walls will be constructed and metal fences will be installed besides the residential areas of Ouzai, Choueifat, and Cocodi. In other areas, concrete walls will be prolonged vertically. Fences near Runway 1-6 and in other areas will be replaced by concertina wire.
“The contract will be approved by the Court of Accounts and sent to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport for signing,” said Jaber. The contractor would then be given the order to begin works, which are expected to take up to a year.
Rafik Khoury & Partners is the project’s consultant.
Reported by Yassmine Alieh
Date Posted: Nov 11, 2015