Mega terminal to be built at Changi

SINGAPORE - In order to handle rising demand in the aviation sector, Singapore will develop a mega-terminal at Changi East on a parcel of land as large as the current Changi Airport.

Revealing this on Thursday, Minister of State for Finance and Transport Josephine Teo, who chairs the inter-agency Changi 2036 Steering Committee, said: "Our third runway is being developed for civilian use. In addition to the four terminals, we will have another mega-terminal which will take shape at Changi East, where we will also house new aerospace maintenance and air cargo facilities."

Speaking at the Aviation Open House at Singapore Expo, she added: "With a land area as large as the current Changi Airport, this development at Changi East is no less ambitious than when we embarked on the first development of Changi Airport."

It is understood that details will likely be released in the coming weeks.

Said Mrs Teo: "We have to study many things because it is not just building a terminal or just getting the runway ready.

"There are also things we have to consider, like the future availability of land, space for logistics players.

"Once you have logistics there, for the convenience of passengers, we have to think through vehicular access. Vehicular access is itself a very serious study. That part is more or less completed."

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