Construction works on the Kenneth Kaunda international airport in Lusaka, Zambia are nearing completion
The airport is currently getting some major upgrades including a brand new terminal, rescue and fire station, air traffic control infrastructure, a new presidential pavilion, cargo terminal, a new hotel, a shopping mall and an office complex
The airport whose capacity has been at 2 Million passengers will go up to 6 Million once the project is fully complete
According to Chinese state media, China Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic and Technical Cooperation which received the contract for the project estimates that it currently stands at 92%. Construction on the airport infrastructure started in 2015.
“We are doing a lot of work towards that aspiration, we hope we can make it a fitting tribute to the man it is named after.” Said Fumu Mondoloka, Managing Director of the Zambia Airports Corporation Limited
The project has cost the Zambian government 360 million dollars, financed by a loan from the Exim Bank of China.
Photo: Lusaka Times