Kilimanjaro Airport expansion to cost US$40m

19 March 2015

Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) officials have signed a US$40m agreement to renovate and modernise the airport to increase the number of travellers and airlines it can handle.

The project will involve terminal buildings, runways, aprons and taxiways, as well as installation of new airfield ground lighting and floodlights.

The tender for the airport upgrading project was awarded to BAM International of Netherlands and is expected to be complete by 2017.

The Kilimanjaro Airports Development Company MD, Bakari Murusuri, announced the agreement between KIA management and BAM International officials Harko Kloeze, East, and Central Africa’s MD, and Eric van Zuthem, the Area Manager for Tanzania.

The project is expected to increase the number of passengers to one million per year. Currently, it handles a maximum of 12 scheduled airlines.

BAM International based in Netherlands, is a subsidiary of Royal BAM Group and is one of Europe’s largest contracting companies, active in construction, property and civil engineering.


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