Work on the Bahrain International Airport renovation project is set to start in October after the initial preparatory infrastructure work has been completed, reported Arabian Business.

Kamal Ahmed, Bahrain’s Transportation and Telecommunication Minister, stated that the $1.1 billion project went through preparatory work, including turning down old buildings, removal of old cables, and installation of new ones.

The preparatory work also included building a main access security gate, setting up a new fire station, establishing new car parks for working staff, and transfering the Bahrain Aviation Fueling Company facilities, according to Gulf Digital News.

The new airport will be have a capacity of 14 million passengers and is considered one of the biggest projects held under the Gulf Development Fund.