Guinea-Bissau International Airport undergoes expansion

6 July 2018

Osvaldo Vieira International Airport, in Bissau, as of Friday has seven new facilities built from scratch, as part of a project to expand and modernise it, the representative in Guinea-Bissau of the Agency for the Safety of Air Navigation in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA), Bamba Cote told Macauhub.

According to this official, the work on the new facilities for the Firefighter, Meteorology, Flight Simulation, Air Navigation and Radar Guidance System services were financed entirely by ASECNA in an amount that he declined to name.

Cote said work was also carried out to improve and extend the building and car park of the airport, which is the only international airport in Guinea Bissau.

The new facilities will be inaugurated this Friday by the director general of ASECNA, Mohamed Mussa, who went to the country for this purpose and to meet with the national authorities.

Established in December 1959 in Saint-Louis, Senegal, ASECNA is a regional and autonomous body focused on integrated management of airspace and providing air navigation safety services. (macauhub)