Robert Mugabe International Airport expansion project 85% complete

By ZBC Reporter

Government is taking its massive infrastructure development programme to the next level with President Emmerson Mnangagwa embarking on an assessment tour of the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport expansion project this Wednesday morning.

The President was accompanied by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, Transport Minister Felix Mhona, other Cabinet Ministers and senior government officials.

The US$153 million project will add a new international terminal building & aprons, 4 new bridges, secondary radar system, VVIP pavilion & airfield ground lighting & communication system.

To date, the runway civil works, runway edge lights installation, current work on approach lights, centre line lights and sub station have been completed.

Terminal building concrete works are 85 percent complete, curtain walling installation is in progress, painting is underway in the arrivals area, roof installation is 60 percent complete and equipment procurement is underway.

The expansion project civil works is being undertaken by China Jiangsu International and is expected to be complete by June 2022.

On completion, the Robert Gabriel Mugabe Airport expansion project, which commenced in 2018, will increase the airport’s holding capacity to 6 million people per annum from the current 2.5. million.

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