Changi T5 construction pushed back by two years
18 Jun 2020 05:22:22
With a cloud hanging over the future of aviation, Singapore has halted construction of the upcoming mega Changi Airport Terminal 5 for at least two years, and will review its scale and design.
Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said on Tuesday that the project will not resume until the Republic has undertaken a study on prospects for the sector which has been battered by the Covid-19 pandemic.
"Big questions remain, and we don't think we will get the answers very quickly within the next few months," said Mr Khaw.
"It may take us a couple of years, and that is why we have decided to take a pause in the T5 project... So at the minimum, I think we will push it back by two years."
The Changi Airport T5 project was scheduled to be completed in the 2030s. It was earmarked to provide future capacity for the airport to ride on the projected growth in air travel.
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