South Africa: First Phase of Johannesburg Airport Modernization Project to Cost $ 324 Million

Johannesburg airport seen from above.

According to data released on February 12, 2019 by the Johannesburg International Airport Authority, the first phase of the infrastructure upgrade project will require an estimated total cost of US $ 324 million. The project focuses on the mixed-use development of the platform, and includes the construction of new freight facilities, new offices, and the modernization of the airport facade.

« The development of the City of the West will serve as a catalyst to create a new multifunctional node where large companies will ultimately migrate in terms of offices and hotels, » said airport manager Bonwe Pityi-Vokwana. quoted by the local press. This first phase will have to be effective by 2020.

Scheduled to cover an area of ​​180,000 m², the project will include the construction of three six-storey buildings that will house the headquarters of the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) and Airports Company South Africa ( CASA).

Located in Kempton Park, Gauteng, near Johannesburg, OR Tambo Airport is a hub of choice for most domestic and international trips to and from South Africa. O, estimates to 28 million passengers, its annual traffic.

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