AVIC International to Build New Ndola Airport


THE Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport which is being relocated to another site in Ndola will be built by AVIC International of China.

Transport, Works, Supply and Communications Minister Yamfwa Mukanga, who confirmed this, said the contractor would move on site once the funds were available.

Construction of the new international airport is expected to cost about K4.4 billion (US$580 million) and will be built in phases.

“AVIC will construct the new international airport. We are just awaiting the availability of funds and the construction process would begin,” Mr Mukanga said.

The minister said the new airport was expected to be constructed between Ndola, Mufulira and Kitwe.

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