President Nana Addo yesterday cut the sod for the second phase of Kumasi International Airport to begin.
The President stated that the project will take 24 months to complete at a cost of €66,350,000. The fund for the project according to the President has already been secured.
‘The second phase of the Kumasi Airport project, estimated at a cost of €66,350,000 is expected to be completed in 24 months. It will encompass the following elements. Extension of the current length of the runway by 319 metres i.e. a 1981 metres to 2300 metres, construction of a new terminal building with the capacity to handle one million passengers per year, construction of an apron area and related taxiway; and the undertaking of ancillary works.’
‘Funding for this project has been secured and so there should be no excuse for any delays by constructors to generate cost’, he added.
The President also indicated the project will create jobs for mason, electricians, tilers, welders and other workers as more people will be needed to finish the project on time.
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu was also at the sod cutting event.