Chinese company begins modernisation of Vilankulo airport in Mozambique

15 December 2009

Maputo, Mozambique, 15 Dec – Construction work on Vilankulo aiport, in Mozambique’s Inhambane province, in the hands of Chinese company Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Corporation (AFECC), began Monday and is estimated to cost US$9 million.

According to a report from the newspaper published Tuesday, work to refurbish, expand and modernise the Vilankulo international aerodrome, is expected to be concluded within nine months, and will make it possible for large aircraft to use the facility.

Manuel Chaves, Director for Management, Traffic and Airports at airport management company Aeroportos de Moçambique (AdM) said that expansion work on the passenger terminal would increase its capacity from 75,000 to 200,000 passengers.

“At the end of the work, Vilankulo international aerodrome, built in the 1950s, will cover 3,700 square metres as compared to 480 at the moment,” Chaves said. (macauhub)