Northern Norway's 'biggest move ever'
The northern Norwegian city of Bodø has approved ambitious plans to literally move its airport just 900 meters, thereby opening up valuable new waterfront land for redevelopment. If also approved by Parliament, it will be the biggest land-based construction project ever undertaken in Northern Norway. Bodø’s City Council formally agreed on Thursday to cooperate with state airports agency Avinor and Forsvarsbygg, another state agency in charge of military property, to move the airport. Avinor officials also note that moving the airport’s runways will significantly reduce airline noise and allow construction of new runways that can accommodate large civilian aircraft such as the Boeing 787 and Airbus 340. The project, is expected to cost NOK 5 billion, including a new terminal building, navigation facility, operation bases and a public transit system.
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