Dutch contractor BAM International (BAM) has recently received the license from Tanzania Airports Authority (TAA) to start construction works of Phase 2 of the new Terminal 3 at the Julius Nyerere International Airport.
The project for a total investment of EUR 100 million was awarded in 2013 by TAA and partially financed by the Tanzanian Government and the ORET Fund from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will be executed in a joint venture with the UK based BAM Nuttall and the Dutch BAM Advies & Engineering as the designers.
According to BAM, the new terminal is meant to meet the future growth on international arrivals by extending capacity to 6 million passengers per annum in a total terminal area of 60,000 square metres.
In 2014 the total flow of passengers to Julius Nyerere International Airport reached 2.5 million.
Terminals 1 and 2 will be used for domestic flights , which have grown 7.4% in 2014.
Upgrades on the ground lighting system, existing taxiways, secondary runway and apron, and improvements at the drainage system and environmental situation in the areas surrounding the airport are also included in Phase 2.
It follows the rehabilitation of DAR airport Phase 1 which aimed at returning the 3.1 km runway and apron at the terminal 2 to international aviation standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and that was completed between 2005 and 2006 at a total cost of EUR 130 million.
With the completion of both phases, TAA expects to handle at DAR airport an extended capacity over the 30 planes per hour up from the current 11 and 8.9 planes per hour recorded in 2014.