JKIA second runway project gets tender invites by KAA
The construction of the second runway at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi is requesting tenders. Kenya airport authority (KAA) is inviting tenders for the project that had started since 2013.
The project which is partially fund by Africa development bank has approved a US $160m loan for the project. KAA has inform that the contract will be carried-out by qualified professionals. The contract will be an open competitive bidding with post qualification of contractors.
KAA Chief Executive Officer Jonny Andersen,“The project will reduce mishaps on the path as it will nearly double the aircraft movement from 25 to 45 planes per hour. Moreover, the technology will enable operations in bad weather, thus avoiding diversion of aircraft”.
The project is design to improve reliability of air transport to and from JKIA. It will also reduce delays at peak hours and costly flight diversions arising from incidents on the existing runway.
The current length of operation is width of 45m and length of 4.1km. The new construction will comprise of 4.8km long and 75m.
The planned upgrade will raise JKIA to world class standards, and see it handle new generation extra-wide-bodied planes such as the Airbus A380 and Boeing B747-800.
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