African Airports get constructions upgrates - UPGRADE

SYDNEY (Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation) - Kenya Airports Authority announced it would invest KES250 million to expand the Isiolo airstrip into an international airport. Works are tentatively scheduled to commence in Jan-06 and be completed in 18 months, including:

  • Extension of the current runway;
  • Construction of a new 1,500 m runway;
  • Extension of the apron from 200 sqm to 350 sqm;
  • 816 sqm passenger terminal;
  • 1,000 sqm cargo terminal;
  • 2,000 sqm aircraft maintenance hangars;
  • Perimeter fence;
  • 4,000 sqm car park.

Meanwhile, Rivers State Government announced it received Federal Government approval to commence construction of a second runway at Port Harcourt International Airport .

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