Africa is building airports

Some African countries have big plans to build airports for the future. With the help of Chinese investors, Sudan, Togo and Djibouti are to have a new airport in the next decade.

Mail&Guardian Africa reports that Khartoum (Sudan) is one of the places on the continent where a new airport has been planned. The project – cost € 638 million – will be funded by a loan from Export-Import Bank of China (EIBC) and China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), both major players in overseas investments. The Sudanese government will have to repay the loan over a period of 15 years.

Lome, the capital of Togo, is to receive a new airport from the China Airport Construction Group Cooperation (CACGC) by 2025. The China Civil Engineering Construction Cooperation (CCECC) will build a new airport in Djibouti. An important development given Djibouti’s current airport capacity of only 250,000 people.

Senegal is set to build a new airport too: Blaise Diagne International Airport - named after the former mayor of Dakar. The Rwandan capital Kigali is also said to work on plans for a new airport, but there is no information available on the contracting.

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