The government will advertise shortly for private investors to manage its upper airspace, offering also, operations and maintenance at the Bandaranaike International Airport.
ldblquote We have taken a decision to re-advertise for upper airspace management together with operations and maintenance at the BIA as a single package
dblquote , an official said.rn
rnIncluded in the new offer will also be construction, operation and complete management of a new cargo airport at Hambantota, for which, feasibility studies are near completion.rn
rnldblquote We are in the process of carving out the areas to be offered and preparing bid documentation. We hope to offer it in three months
dblquote , a project official told LBO.rn
rnThe decision follows a breakdown in talks between the Board of Investment (BOI) and US based Lockheed Martin earlier this year, to take over air traffic management. rn
rnThe company had made a preliminary bid last year to manage Sri Lankas air traffic, with plans to modernise