CABINETS NODS ITEZHI TEZHI AIRPORT PROJECT

Cabinet has approved the construction of an International Airport in Itezhi Tezhi District.

Central Province Permanent Secretary, Chanda Kabwe says the Ministry of finance is working on the financing modalities.

Mr Kabwe says the Airport will be constructed under a Public Private Partnership.

He told ZNBC News in an interview that this will be key to the tourism sector as the Airport will also service the Kafue National Park.

And Mr Kabwe says an investor will put up a multi-million hotel in Chitambo where the bat migration takes place

Source: Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation

Note: The proposed site for the airport is on a land approximately 6 kilometres North East of Itezhi Tezhi along the D769 road that links Itezhi Tezhi to Mongu –Lusaka Road.

The project once completed will be a magnet for business locations, commercial transactions, information exchange, and leisure activities.
The airport will become the main gateway into the Kafue National Park and is envisaged to boost the tourism industry in Itezhi Tezhi which has been a tourism sleeping giant.

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