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Airport staff and workers gather at the Terminal 4 facade to mark the completion of its construction. — Handout via TODAYAirport staff and workers gather at the Terminal 4 facade to mark the completion of its construction. — Handout via TODAYSINGAPORE, Dec 16 — Construction for Changi’s Terminal 4 has been completed after more than two years, with the new passenger terminal building due to open in the second half of next year, the Changi Airport Group (CAG) announced on today.

The next phase will focus on the interior fittings and operational preparations for the new terminal, a two-storey building located at the southern end of the Changi Airport.

The construction of T4 also involved two multi-storey car parks that will provide 1,700 parking spaces, a two-storey taxi holding area, as well as three vehicular and pedestrian bridges. A 68-metre high ramp control tower has also been built to enhance air traffic controllers’ management of aircraft movements in the apron and taxiways around the terminal, the airport said.

More than 4,000 workers worked on the T4’s construction at its peak. Mr Yam Kum Weng, an executive vice president with CAG, said the project managed to achieve “a clean safety record of 26.1 million accident-free man hours”.

“For the next phase, we look forward to working with the airport community to prepare the terminal for opening in the second half of 2017,” he added.

Construction work on T4 began in early 2014. Preparatory works in the lead up to its opening next year will involve the installation of a new self-service and automated options at T4, covering check-in, bag drop, immigration clearance and boarding.

Airport staff and partners will be given further training to prepare them for operations at the new terminal, CAG said. — TODAY

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