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China to upgrade Kenneth Kaunda International Airport Lusaka, Zambia

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China to upgrade Kenneth Kaunda International Airport Lusaka, Zambia
By Gill Staden, eTN Africa Correspondent | Nov 18, 2013

ZAMBIA (eTN) - Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka, Zambia in a ground-breaking ceremony graced by first President Kenneth Kaunda. The airport will be upgraded by China Jiangxi International at a cost of $360 million.

The new airport will contain a new two-story terminal building of 34,500 m2 (, including 22 check-in counters, 12 border channels and 6 security check counters; a presidential terminal (4,000 m2) for the president, ministers and VIP guests; a new air traffic control building and tower (2,000 m2); a new National Airport Corporation office/shops complex (1,200 m2); an airport hotel of 80 rooms (to be constructed in phases); a new car park (22,200 m2) although the existing car park is large enough; a new cargo hangar (5,000 m2) and new aprons and taxiways.




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