Algeria’s Transport Ministry is inviting companies to submit technical and financial bids by 14 May for a contract to carry out a study for a new passenger terminal at Algiers airport.

The new terminal will have a capacity for 10 million passengers a year. The scope of the project will also involve the construction of aircraft gates, vehicle parking and other related infrastructure.

Several North African countries had been planning to develop their aviation infrastructure until the Arab uprising began in early 2011, which led to projects such as the expansion of Tripoli and Sebha International airports in Libya being put on hold. However, Turkey’s Limak Investment is currently carrying out the $400m renovation of the passenger terminal at Cairo International airport.