Prime Minister Saad Hariri holds a meeting at the Grand Serail to discuss the Rafik Hariri International Airport expansion project on Jan. 16, 2018 (The Daily Star/Prime Minister media office HO)
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Proposals to expand the Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut will cost at least $200 million, representatives of Middle East Airlines and an Arab construction consulting firm told the prime minister Tuesday.During the meeting between Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Dar Al-Handasah (Shair & Partners) consultancy firm proposed a plan of action to develop and expand the airport to accommodate 10 million passengers a year. MEA Chairman and Director General Mohamad El-Hout, who also attended the meeting, submitted the airline's own proposal that was drawn up with the Council for Development and Reconstruction, which is estimated to cost $60 million.Hariri stressed that the proposals were not final.
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