CONSTRUCTION DIFFICULTIES: The nation’s main airport would be the laughing stock of the world if TIAC changes the design of Terminal 3, a KMT legislator said
Date: Nov 19, 2019
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
The construction of Terminal 3 at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport would not be finished until2024 if construction starts next year, Taiwan International Airport Co (TIAC) said yesterday at a meeting of the legislature’s Transportation Committee, which was reviewing the company’s budget for the next fiscal year.
Although the company chose a design by British firm Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners in 2015 and began constructing the peripheral infrastructure of the terminal in 2017, it failed last year and this year to attract firms to construct the main building, despite the government increasing the budget and time frame, as well as slightly adjusting the design.
The Executive Yuan at the beginning of this year postponed the projected completion of Terminal 3 from 2020 to 2023, with trial operations to begin in 2024.
TIAC has proposed first building a north satellite concourse to expedite the construction process, but that is still under consideration by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, which is engaging in a more comprehensive evaluation of the project. [FULL STORY]