UK Ministry of Defence, Defence Infrastructure Organisation, and Strategic Command
A £66 million contract has been awarded for the construction of a new Passenger Handling Facility at RAF Akrotiri in southern Cyprus.
- £66 million contract awarded for the construction of a new Passenger Handling Facility at RAF Akrotiri.
- The contract will see creation of a new terminal and freight buildings including a larger arrivals and departures lounge.
- Forms part of the APOLLO Programme, which is designed to upgrade the infrastructure of MOD sites in Cyprus.
The contract – awarded by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and UK Strategic Command (UKStratCom) - will see the creation of a new terminal and freight buildings, known as the Passenger and Freight Handling Facility. It forms part of the APOLLO Programme, a UKStratCom and DIO programme to upgrade much of the infrastructure of MOD sites in Cyprus.
RAF Akrotiri is an important military base which has supported a huge variety of operations including the recent evacuation of British nationals from Sudan.
As the island is in an earthquake zone, the programme is replacing or strengthening those buildings which are not seismically compliant, and in doing so is providing many improved and new facilities for service personnel and their families.