Kumasi Airport is a national airport in Ghana that serves Kumasi, the Ashanti Region's city. After Kotoka International Airport in Accra, the airport handled 376,823 passengers in 2019, making it Ghana's second busiest airport.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has visited ongoing work on the Kumasi International Airport, which is currently 77 percent complete and due to be completed in June 2022, according to the contractor.
On Friday, October 1, 2021, President Akufo-Addo paid a visit to the building site as part of his four-day working visit to the Ashanti Region, which is part of his yearly working trips to all of Ghana's regions.
On June 6, 2018, Ex President Mahama cut the sod for the start of work on Phase Two of the Kumasi Airport Project, stating that “the expansion of this airport is a critical part of government's vision to expand the frontiers of the aviation industry in the country, and to realize the dream of making Ghana an aviation hub in West Africa.”
When the President visited the site, he was told that the terminal building was 88% complete, the road network was 93% complete, the Apron was 89% complete, and the air traffic control, rescue, and firefighting services were 53% complete.
The project's scope of work includes extending the existing runway pavement from 1,981 to 2,320 meters, building a new taxi link and apron, two new apron parking stands, aeronautical ground lighting systems, designing and building an eight-hundred-thousand-passenger-per-year terminal, an 11-megawatt substation, and installing new bulk utility (electrical) lines.
The project's third phase entails the construction of an air traffic control tower, a fire station, and the enlargement of the existing runway pavement. The fuel farm's construction will be paid for by GOIL.
The project costs €124.9 million and is being built by Messrs Contracta Construction UK Limited, with funding from Santander, Deutsche Bank, and UKEF.
President Akufo-Addo expressed satisfaction with the progress made thus far and charged the Ministry of Transport as well as the Contractor to meet the October 2022 completion deadline.
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