Maputo, Mozambique, 23 Dec – The French Development Agency (AFD) plans to pay 1.6 million euros to carry out a study for the refurbishment of the runway at Maputo International Airport.
The funding was made official Wednesday in Maputo when the French ambassador to Mozambique Christian Daziano and the chairman of state airport company Aeroportos de Moçambique (ADM), Manuel Veterano, signed an agreement, Mozambican news agency AIM reported.
As well as the 3,600 metres of runway, the overall budget for which is not known as yet, the agreement includes pathways and the airport ramp.
ADM expects negotiations for funding the project to be concluded by the end of next year and that construction work will start at the beginning of 2013.
The project to expand and modernise Maputo International Airport began in 2007 with construction of a new international terminal costing US$70 million. At the beginning of this year construction of a domestic terminal began. (macauhub)