The government of Tanzania has announced to have secured US $272m loan from African Development Bank (AfDB) to construct an international airport in its capital city Dodoma.
The project is part of programme to expand the East African nation’s infrastructure. It will be built in Msalato, 12 km from Dodoma. It will include a passenger terminal, runway and related infrastructure.
The new airport project which will take approximately four years for construction, will have a capacity to handle 1 million passengers annually and will have a runway of just over 2km in length. Project funding The funding package comprises a US $198.6m loan from the AfDB, US $23.52m from the African Development Fund, and US $50m in co-financing from China’s Africa Growing Together Fund, which the AfDB manages.