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Rwanda’s Airport set to meet deadline after plans was agreed by parties involved in the project.
The construction of the Bugesera International airport is on track to meet its deadline in Rwanda. Its developer is optimistic that they will meet the first phase of the project come 2020. In september, the government conclude plans for the negotiation of the project. During the negotiation, Mota-Engil Africa got 75% while Aviation Travel and Logistics Holding (ATL) will share the 25%.
Operations manager of Bugesera Airport Company (BAC), Edwin Benzinge Rukyalekere said “We are very optimistic and hope to meet the target of 2020. He also said that there is a delay which is due to heavy rain in the area.”
The project is base on an agreement between the Government and BAC. BAC will also build, own, operate for 25 years and transfer the facility to the Government after the operation period.
The major aim of the project is making the airport and the country a regional hub in Africa. It will also be the main home base of national carrier RwandAir and its strategy for future expansion.
According to report, the new airport, once complete, will have a passenger terminal with 30,000 square mile. It will also have 22 check-in counters, 10 gates, six passenger boarding bridges, among others. It will also fly long hours flight to Europe, USA and Asia.