RGMI Airport Expansion Project: Second Republic Delivers
Work on the expansion of Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport in Harare is now complete and it is expected to be handed over to the Airports Company of Zimbabwe next month. Picture: Memory Mangombe.
THE US$153 million Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport expansion project is now complete and will be handed over to the Airports Company of Zimbabwe next month with refurbishment of the older terminal area set to be finished by December. Travellers will start using the extension by end of June as the Government continues its drive to enhance aviation infrastructure in line with global standards. Developing an efficient air transport system is critical in enhancing economic growth in line with the country’s aspirations as expressed under the National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1). This project has set the tone for massive transformation in the aviation and tourism sectors. During a tour by the Operational Readiness and Transfer committee of the new look airport, China Jiangsu International contractors were last week seen putting the finishing touches as they look forward to the handover of the project by the 15th of next month. “The airport is now complete save for just a few touches here or there that are being completed. Our goal is that the contractor will hand over the project by the 15th of June to the Airports Company of Zimbabwe and the new terminals will be in use by then,” said chief executive officer of the Airports Company of Zimbabwe, Mr Tawanda Gusha. ReadMore