Construction works for Bugesera International Airport officially kicked off Wednesday, and it is expected to be operational by December 2019, according to the contractor.
While launching the construction works of the facility located in Bugesera District, the Chairman for RPF Inkotanyi, President Paul Kagame said that the airport will stimulate not only national but also the region’s economy.
“The Bugesera International Airport is an important part for Rwanda’s strategy for social economic transformation, it is key for our ambitions to grow tourism and trade, aviation, finance and ICT sector,” said the Chairman.
Construction works for the first phase of airport are set to take about 27 months to be complete by December 2019 at a cost of about $400M.
The airport will have some of the latest features such as modern cargo handling facilities, capacity to handle about 1.8M passengers annually, 22 check in counters, 6 boarding bridges and multiple commercial spaces among others.
“We also see this facility as an important component in strengthening economic integration of our region and boosting intra-Africa trade, investment and business,” added the Chairman.
He promised the people of Rwanda that the project will be delivered as promised and that it will meet the highest standards to ensure that it competes favourably to other facilities across the world.