Z’bar plans to construct terminal IV in top gear

ZANZIBAR: BRAZILIAN based CONTRACTA company has expressed its intention to cooperate with Zanzibar government in the construction of Terminal IV at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (AAKIA).

The Minister for Infrastructure, Communication and Transport Dr Khalid Salum Mohamed revealed that yesterday after the signing of documents between the company and the Ministry, at Kisauni area, Unguja West B District.

“The government has decided to construct a new bigger terminal because the current terminal III, with the capacity of handling 1.6 million travelers annually, is overwhelmed,” Dr Mohamed said.

He explained that the planned new building will handle or serve more than two million travelers per year, thus it is expected to accommodate the increasing number of travelers.

“We will be waiting for the development of the plan and construction after the preliminary unconditional agreement,” said the Minister as the Business Development Manager of the CONTRACTA company Benjamin Levitre said it was the beginning of negotiations.

He said that his company has started negotiating with the Zanzibar Ministry for the initial preparation for the construction of the terminal IV, which will boost the economic growth of Zanzibar.

Mr Levitre explained that the company has enough experience in construction of terminals at airports because they have a dedicated team of workers who have worked in different countries, noting that currently they are finalizing the construction of the airport in Ghana.

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