President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has commissioned the construction of the second phase of the Kumasi International Airport project.
Present to grace the occasion was the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and other government officials.The 1,981 m runway will be extended to 2,320 m runway and taxi link as well as the construction of a new ultra-modern terminal building with a capacity of 1,000 people.
Similarly, there will be an additional construction of two new apron parking stands of 17,500 m2 comprising of a car park, access road, security fence, substation and provision of bulk utility services.
The US $78.2m project is expected to be completed within the period of 24 months. The project contract has been awarded to Messrs Contracta Construction, UK Limited and expected to create 1, 200 direct and indirect jobs in the country.
Yesterday it was known that the airport will change its name to Kumasi Kofi Annan – Kwabena Agyepong Airport.
Source: Ghana Crusader