Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport development project is nearing completion with the expected date to open doors to travellers this month
Airports Company of Zimbabwe (ACZ), airports development manager Shamiso Makova recently facilitated a tour to appraise local media and other stakeholders on the airport expansion, upgrade and refurbishment project.
According to Makova, the project includes landside overall work and terminal upgrade.
On the airside, the project focused on runway civil works which have since been completed, aprons, airfield ground lighting, air navigation aids, satellite fire station development, and work developments on water, stormwater, and sewer reticulation.
Felix Mhona, minister of transport and infrastructural development at the recent launch of the Eswatini Air service to Harare said, ‘’This RG Mugabe International airport rehabilitation, to be complete by June this year. Four kilometres of road constructed takes you four kilometres, but four kilometres of a runway connects you to the world, hence our drive to develop airport infrastructure.”
The (US) $153 million project received funding from the China Export-Import Bank and is expected to increase the airport’s holding capacity to six million people per annum from 2,5 million.