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Large upgrade for Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Airport in Zimbabwe

Posted 4 September 2019 · Add Comment

The construction of a new air traffic control tower and a fire station at the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, will soon be under way at a cost of $13 million.

Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) acting director general, Margaret Mantiziba, said: "We already have money set aside in the budget for $13 million that will help us start the Phase II of the JM Nkomo International Airport expansion project.

"This includes construction of a brand new air traffic control tower and the fire station. So, we are looking at the air traffic control starting off this year and we believe that in the next two years we should have completed this project." 

Mantiziba added that over $20 million was also required to do more projects under the airport's Phase II expansion programme.

CAAZ also hope that business for Air Zimbabwe will increase, as well as growth capacity  utilisation of JMN International Airport. 

"And maybe going further, I think the possibilities are limitless in terms of other airline operators and other small aircraft operators coming in to JM Nkomo from other parts of the country and even from the region,” said Mantiziba.

"JM Nkomo is strategically positioned to serve quite a number of countries in the region. Part of what we want to do and continue to do is to vigorously market this airport as a very viable option for a lot of airlines.”

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