Tanzania secures US $272m for construction of an international airport

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.

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JKIA terminals set for revamp by June next year

Rehabilitation work on three more terminals at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Kenya will begin by June 2018. On completion, the terminals capacity of the airport will be raised by an additional five million passengers.

Confirming the terminals capacity, Transport secretary James Macharia said that once revamped, the airport will be able to handle 12.5 million passengers a year.

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Construction of superhighway linking JKlA to Nairobi-Nakuru highway to cost US $583.9m

Construction work on the superhighway linking the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to the Nairobi-Nakuru highway is calculated to cost US $583.9m or US $207.8m more than earlier planned. Authorities have attributed the cost change to change in project design.

Earlier, the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) had dropped the planned construction of an elevated highway over the entire 43.5km stretch to Rironi in favour of flyovers and underpasses on certain sections of the road.

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Urban road upgrading project kicks off in Rwanda

Rwanda’s urban road upgrading project has commenced in the Kigali and is being undertaken by China Road and Bridge Cooperation (CRBC) and expected to improve the overall traffic situation in Kigali.

The road upgrading project is expected to be 54.56 kilometers where the investment is being done by China Export-Import Bank in form of preferential loan.

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