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RGM International airport expansion project earmarked for completion by June 2023

The expansion of the Robert Gabriel Mugabe international airport is well on course with government expecting the project to be complete by June 2023.

The Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Felix Mhona was at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport this Monday to assess progress made so far in the expansion and modernisation of the facility.

He expressed satisfaction with the work done so far on the 153 million United States dollar project.

As government we are pleased with the progress. This is one project under the second republic set to transform the aviation sector, he said.

Airports Company of Zimbabwe Board Chairperson, Dave Popatlal described how the project resonates well with the National Development Strategy 1 and vision 2030.

He said the project will transform the airport into a regional aviation hub of competence.

Despite progress having been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the contractor is confident it will be completed within the specified time limits.

The expansion programme will see the international and domestic terminal buildings refurbished, thus increasing the airports holding capacity from two point five million to six million people per annum.



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