Sierra Leone Launches U.S.$318 Million Chinese-Funded Airport

By Kemo Cham

Sierra Leone has started the construction of its $318 million Chinese-funded second airport.

The proposed Mamamah International Airport, named after its host community, will be constructed by the China Railway Seventh Group, with the work planned to last for four years.

Outgoing President Ernest Bai Koroma presided over the ground-breaking ceremony last week as the campaigns for the Wednesday General Election went on.