The construction of Terminal 3 of the Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) had officially started with the President Kikwere laying the foundation stone at the end of April 2014.
Upon completion of Terminal 3, the airport will be able to accommodate 7.2 million passengers according to the Director General of the Tanzanian Airport Authority (TAA), Eng. Suleiman Said Suleiman.
The new terminal, covering 70,000 square meters compared with existing 15,000 sq., is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.
Currently the JNIA airport, being the primary airport in the country and receiving flights from all over the world, is operating beyond its capabilities and handles 2.5 million passengers annually against its initially expected 1.5 million people.
Additionally, with its modern technology facilities with check-in desks for airlines, an innovative baggage system, and the latest security measures, the airport will have a potential of becoming a transport and business hub of Africa and will help promoting Tanzanian tourism industry.
TZS 518 billion are used to build a new terminal and were sought through CRDB Bank of Tanzania and the UK HSBC loan under the guarantee of the Netherland’s government through Official Export Credit (Atradius), with BAM International of Netherlands being the main contractor and Egypt’s Arab Consulting Engineers employed as additional consultants.
Tanzania had started expanding and renovating its air infrastructure three years ago in line with the East African Countries resolution, and had already improved Bukoba and Songwe airports, and is currently working on the Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam airports.
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