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Kumasi International Airport project to be completed in October 2022

Contracta Ghana in charge of the ongoing Kumasi international airport has expressed commitment to complete the said project by next year 2022.

In June 2018, President Nana Akufo-Addo cut the sod for the second phase expansion of the airport.

The project, valued at about $300 million, comprised the extension of the runway from 1,981m to 2,300m to accommodate Boeing 737-800s, construction of a new two-story ultra-modern terminal, construction of additional aprons, restaurants, shopping, and parking areas, and a ring road around the airport. It’s expected that the new terminal will have the capacity to handle one million passengers per annum.

Speaking to Kessben media reporter Randy J. Abubakar, the Managing Director for Ghana Airports Company, Mr. Yaw Kwakwa disclosed that phase 3 of the project has been added to phase 2 and will be completed in 2022.
He said this during a visit by the Ashanti regional minister and some government officials to ascertain the progress and the level of completion of the project.

The expansion project was part of the multi-modal transportation system being developed by the government to enhance tourism in the Ashanti Region. Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital, is the busiest domestic destination

The Ashanti Region is the most populous and one of the fastest-growing regions in the country, with an estimated population of four million.

Source: Story: Randy J. Abubakar

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