The contract will be carried out in two phases and will take nine months to complete. It will cover the upgrade of the existing masterplan for terminal 1, prepared by NACO, and a financial feasibility study for the new terminal. The client is the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation, which plans the construction of the second terminal on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis. The new facility will have capacity of 5 million passengers a year. The project is estimated to cost KD 40 million-50 million ($129 million-160 million – MEED 19:9:03; 14:6:02).