Chinese consortium to build airport in Gaza, Mozambique

9 August 2016

China’s Anhui Foreign Economic Construction (Group) Co., Ltd., associated to the Chinese-capital Mozambican company Sogecoa Lda. (Mozambique), has been contracted by the Mozambican government to build the future airport of Gaza province, reports the Maputo-based daily Notícias.

The newspaper cites figures disclosed at a recent Transport and Communications Ministry meeting in Maputo, indicating that the future Gaza airport will cost US$50 million and include passenger and cargo terminals. It will be able to handle aircraft of the Q-400 type, a turboprop made by Canada’s Bombardier.

The negotiation process to award the contract finished several days ago, said ministry officials at that meeting. They added that the airport’s construction is deemed a strategic priority, so that the infrastructure can help galvanise rapid development of the province, especially by promoting tourism.

At the same meeting it was announced that runway improvement work at Maputo’s international airport would be finished this coming December. The work is 70 percent complete so far and includes installation of a new runway lighting system and pipelines for aircraft fuelling. (Macauhub/CN/MZ)