Singapore “pauses” Changi Airport terminal 5 construction for two years.
Singapore’s Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan announced yesterday that construction of Changi Airport Terminal 5 will be suspended for at least two years. The moves comes as a blow to the construction industry in Sinagpore, as major construction contracts for the project were due to be awarded soon.
Changi Airport Group has already temporarily closed terminal 2 and 4, leaving only terminals 1 and 3 currently still in operation. This comes after air travel in Singapore in April fell by 99.5% compared to the previous year.
Mr Khaw stated that Singapore is conducting a major study to see how the transport industry will be affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and that the design of the new terminal (and travel operations in general) will have to adapt in order to maintain the safety of passengers.