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PICTURES: Victoria Falls airport project undergoes final inspection

by Staff reporter
24 Oct 2016 at 13:22hrs | Views

The US$150 million Victoria Falls airport expansion project is set to undergo the final technical inspection this Tuesday with the commissioning of the new look airport scheduled for November.

New date for commissioning of the Victoria Falls Airport moved to December 10th.

A team of engineers will be on site this week to carry out a final assessment of the multi-million dollar project ahead of its commissioning.

According to information from the responsible authorities, the final inspection will commence from the 25th of October.

Zimbabwe Council for Tourism president Mr Francis Ngwenya said the industry is excited about the finalisation of the project which he says the modern facility will unlock new opportunities for the sector and boost tourists' arrivals.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe initiated the airport expansion project in February 2013 to boost its aircraft handling capacity and tourism in Victoria Falls funded by China-Exim Bank and constructed by China Jiangsu International Group.

The new airport will boost the passenger handling capacity from 500 000 to 1.5 million per annum.

Source - zbc