Wednesday, June 26, 2013

■ GHANA: CACC hands over preliminary designs for new Accra International Airport to government.

Ghana GovernmentGhanaian Minister of Transport, Ms Dzifa Attivor, says preliminary designs for Accra's new international airport have been presented to the Ghana Airports Company Limited. The project will be undertaken by the China Airports Construction Corporation (CACC) and is intended to transform Accra into a regional West African hub.

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Presenting the CACC's Feasibility Study and prototype design to officials, Ms Wei Wang said her company's aviation experts had been in Ghana since November last year working on the project which foresees a 45'000sqm passenger terminal capable of handling 4.5 million passengers/year, an annual passenger aircraft movement of 33'835 with 12 aircraft movements at peak hour. Provision has been made for 13 aircraft docking bays. 

The cargo terminal will cover 7'000sqm with capacity to handle 30'000tonnes.

The CACC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry in September 2012 to begin a feasibility study on the new international airport.
The second feasibility study report was also submitted to both organisations in April this year, and we are waiting for their response,” Ms. Wang stated.
The airport is to be situated in Prampram in the Dangbe West District of the Greater Accra Region.