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Updated: 02/02/2013 04:53 | By Channel NewsAsia

Demolition starts on Budget Terminal

Demolition starts on Budget Terminal

Demolition starts on Budget Terminal

SINGAPORE: Demolition started on Friday on Singapore’s Budget Terminal to make way for the country’s fourth airport terminal.

Work to tear down the low—cost carrier hub is expected be completed by June. This will then be followed by the construction of a new Terminal 4 at Changi Airport.

Not everything will go to waste as parts of the old facility will be re—used and recycled, said Robin Goh, assistant vice president of corporate and marketing communications at Changi Airport Group.

Mr Goh said: "We are adopting strict green measures when it comes to demolishing the Budget Terminal. For example, there is a lot of salvaging of equipment, air—con compressors and of course, the moving of our automated immigration gates over to Terminal Two. We are also relocating the solar panels found at Budget Terminal to Terminal Three."

Terminal Four will boost Changi Airport’s yearly passenger handling capacity from more than 70 million passengers to over 80 million passengers.

— CNA/fa

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