Pemba, Mozambique, to have new international airport

26 March 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 26 March – A new international airport is due to be built in Pemba, the capital of Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province as the cost of expanding an modernising the current airport is similar to that of building a new one, according to Maputo newspaper Diário de Notícias.

The paper added that taking into account the speed with which the project is planned to be implemented airport management company, Aeroportos de Moçambique (AdM) plans in April to launch a public tender for selection of the company that will carry out the work.

Information made public during the visit, Thursday, by the prime minister, Aires Alli, to AdM, showed that initially the project was to expand and modernise the current Pemba airport given that its size is inadequate for the current amount of traffic.

Construction of the new Pemba International Airport will be carried out under concession and the funds have been secured and its location decided, according to assurances given by the chairman of AdM at the meeting with the prime minister.

Construction of Pemba International Airport is one of the strong points of the package of projects to expand and modernise the country’s airport facilities and equipment, guided by AdM.

Recently work began to convert Vilankulo aerodrome into an international airport, with work also underway or already concluded on the airport facilities of Tete, Chimoio, Quelimane and Beira. (macauhub)