Construction of KK International Airport to start soon

NACL Director Airport Services, Prince Chintimbwe
NACL Director Airport Services, Prince Chintimbwe
National Airports Corporation (NACL) has disclosed that construction works of the Kenneth Kaunda International airport are expected to start soon at a cost of 360 million dollars.

Speaking during a media breakfast meeting in Lusaka this morning, NACL Director Airport Services, Prince Chintimbwe, told journalists that an American contractor has already submitted the architectural drawings of the structure that will occupy approximately 34 square meters.

Mr. Chintimbwe says while the government through the line minister has released one hundred and forty million kwacha (K140 Million) advance payments for the construction to begin.

He explains that the construction works will be done in phases with the passenger terminal and associate facilities expected to be completed first while the rest of the structures like the presidential terminal, cargo, office complex and catering facilities will follow.

He adds that infrastructure development program is the corporations’ top priority this year to ensure attraction of more tourists.

Mr. Chintimbwe further adds that the national airports is also facing some hurdles in its quest to make meaningful contribution to tourism and national development due to inadequate funds and equipment modernization.