Friday, December 28, 2012

■ MOZAMBIQUE: Renovation of Maputo's runway 05/23 and other infrastructure to begin in 2014.

Aeroportos de MoçambiqueFollowing the October opening of the new Domestic Terminal at Maputo International Airport, Aeroportos de Moçambique (AdM) has announced that work on Phase III of the rejuvenation of the airport - namely the rebuilding of runway 05/23, the apron, and other facilities including all airfield lighting systems at the airport - is to begin in 2014, having previously been scheduled for 2013.
Rendering of Maputo Airport
Rendering of all Phases for Maputo Airport's Renovation (L-wong)
The news was announced yesterday (Wednesday 27 December) by Manuel Veterano, the chairman of the board of AdM, following the signing of a contract to draw up a plan to refurbish the airport awarded to Mozambican consulting company DHV.

The French Development Agency (AFD) provided AdM with USD1.6 million in 2011 to finance consulting services needed for the design of Maputo International Airport's airside infrastructure rehabilitation works, of which USD500'000 will be used in the preparation of the requisite legal and engineering documents. The detailed design of the restoration project will be completed in six months with the selection of an appropriate contractor to be entrusted to the works to follow thereafter.

In addition to upgrading the airports electrical infrastructure, AdM has also "started the assembly of  the ADS-B Air Traffic Management System". The system was due to be implemented this year, but is still awaiting the construction of a new Air Traffic Control Tower at Maputo, due in Phase IV.