Airports expansion on the cards

Namibia Airports Company (NAC) is finalising the formal transfer of land at Rundu and Katima Mulilo Airports.

The company further plans to expand the infrastructure, including construction of new terminal buildings at Lüderitz Airport, Rundu and Katima Mulilo.

The NAC has celebrated a number of significant events over the 2022/2023 financial year, two of which was that the NAC hasbeen issued with substantive aerodrome certificates valid for the next two (2) years, in respect of Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA) and the Walvis Bay International Airport.

The NAC said in a report that it is committed to improve its airport infrastructure to support the country’s national development initiatives and harness the natural resources brought about by the recent oil and gas discovery together with the Green Hydrogen initiatives.

The envisaged airport infrastructure developments include the Hosea Kutako International Airport congestion alleviation project to extend the VIP/VVIP facilities at the cost of N$18 million, the Apron expansion at Hosea Kutako International Airport at a cost of N$100 million and the construction of Terminal 3 at Hosea Kutako International Airport.

The licensing for all the other NAC airports is ongoing as per the licensing plans and the implementation of the Corrective Action Plans.

Over the 2022/2023 financial year the following infrastructural and service improvements at the airports were attended to including the apron and taxiways refurbishment at Katima Mulilo Airport and Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo Airport.

The other projects included procurement of a new vehicle for Walvis Bay International Airport, the completion of the Congestion Alleviation project at Hosea Kutako International Airport during the 2020/2021 financial Year to the tune of N$250 million.

The last project was the procurement and construction of a pressure-fed fire simulator for the Hosea Kutako International Airport.

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