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Madagascar airports turn ‘green’

Posted 18 May 2018 · Add Comment

Combining sustainable development and a fresh business approach, the Malagasy airports development project is well under way with the new terminal building at Antananarivo-Ivato International Airport due to open early in 2020.

The major works include the renovation of runways and aircraft parking areas as well as terminals at Nosy Be (where the runway resurfacing is complete) and the construction of a new 1.5-million passenger terminal at Ivato.
Sustainable development is at the centre of this innovative project, combining new ‘green’ technology and enhanced quality in terms of safety and service, explained Jacques Follain, ADP group deputy CEO. The project is a ‘first’ as it meets the Edge sustainable environmental goals of the IFC-World Bank and includes a new waste treatment plant and power from solar panels.
A state funding package has enabled developer Group ADP – and its partners Meridiam, Bouygues and Colas – to begin work and has facilitated the project to develop the island’s airports in response to forecasts showing an annual 5% growth in traffic.
Said Follain: “The announcement of the strategic partnership between Air Madagascar and Air Austral is excellent news. We will work with them to make this partnership a success, both for the deployment of Air Madagascar abroad and the consolidation of the domestic market.”
 

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