Work continues on Entebbe airport expansion

Work continues on Entebbe airport expansion
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As traffic numbers continue to swell at Entebbe International Airport, a year and a half after the expansion project was commissioned, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has said it impressed with the pace of the main contractors China Civil Construction Company (CCCC) and Seyani Brothers.

The two firms are undertaking the five year expansion project will include the development of a 100,000 ton capacity cargo centre, expansion of the terminal building and the parking space, construction of a road connecting the cargo centre to the terminal building, strengthening of runways among other projects.

Dar Al – Handsah Shair and partners are scrutinizing the designs prepared by the design and build contractor, rendering clarifications and supervising the construction works to ensure timely completion of the works, quality and compliance with the design specifications. Before the consultant came on board, the project was supervised by a panel of experts comprising of engineers and architects form the ministry of works and transport and CAA.

The authority is using Shs721b loan the government acquired from China.

The authority says up to 90% of all essential construction materials are supplied by Ugandan companies.

These include all steel products, all types of stones including aggregates and all the food that is eaten by the workers.

After completion, CAA says it hopes to have 930 arriving passengers and 820 departing passengers from the current 410 arriving and 320 departing passengers during peak hours.

Ongoing works for expansion of passengers terminal building to create more room arriving and departing. (PHOTO/@UgandaCAA
The new Entebbe Airport passenger terminal’s Departures and Arrivals Concession Blocks are also taking shape. (PHOTO/@UgandaCAA
Ongoing projects at the airport include construction of a new cargo centre. (PHOTO/@UgandaCAA)
The new counters at the Entebbe International Airport arrivals lounge are now open. (PHOTO/@UgandaCAA)

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