The Kotoka International Airport (KIA) is to start expansion works on the North Apron and the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) headquarters.
Mr. Kofi Adda, The Minister of Aviation confirmed that the project was in line with government’s plan to make Ghana an aviation hub within West Africa, and a destination of choice for travelers.
The minister further added that the expansion works on the two Aviation Projects would begin as soon as the groundbreaking ceremony is performed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Expansion works of the airport will include undergo construction of terminal 3 that now has the capacity to process 1,250 passengers at peak times, and upgrading of infrastructure projects so as to reduce the traffic flow with key roads at the KIA dualized.
An overpass will also be constructed that will help ease the traffic. Mr. Adda added that there are plans to introduce a light train that would transport passengers from the terminals at an advanced stage.
Mr. Adda said, construction of a modern GCAA headquarters which is the country’s aviation regulator would enable the body to execute its mandate effectively. Construction of the headquarters is part of the government’s key strategic program of changing the aviation industry.
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