From IPP Media/The Guardian, Dar es Salaam
By Dickson Ng`hily
Construction of the highly anticipated Mwanza International Airport estimated to cost 105bn/- will yet to be realised.
The snug in the project was raised yesterday in the House during the question and answer session, when Transport Minister Samuel Sitta was responding to a question by Maria Hewa, Special Seat MP (CCM).
The MP wanted to know when the Mwanza airport and related infrastructure would be renovated to improve service delivery.
Citing that the airport would serve as the transport hub for the Great Lakes Region and other international flights from across the world, Sitta said; "the expansion project will cost the government 105b/- and the government is working hard to make sure the funds are available for the project.”
“Despite the fact that we are facing shortage of funds, the government had already spent about 12.5b/-in the project,” he added.
According to him, the construction work is being carried out by China based Beijing Construction Engineering Group. He detailed that the company is constructing a new passengers' lounge with the capacity of hosting two million passengers per annum when completed.
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