President Michael Sata says that the upgrading and modernization of the three international airports in the country will help boost the agriculture, manufacturing and tourism sectors.
President Sata says that rehabilitation of Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula, re-development of Kenneth Kaunda and the relocation and construction of new Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airports, will help Zambia to fully benefit from regional growing markets.
He said that Zambia is centrally located in the SADC region and therefore offers great opportunities for both local and foreign investors region.
This is according the latest posting on his facebook page.
He says that the construction of a passenger terminal building of one million people at Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula international airport, at a cost of 40 million United states dollars is almost complete and that the commissioning of the project will be in April this year.
President Sata also says that government has released 25 million dollars for construction of a passenger terminal building at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, whose total cost is 385 million dollars.
He also explains that government is sourcing funds for the relocation and construction of new Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe Airport with a passenger terminal building of two million at a cost of 522 million dollars.
The President has also called on ZDA, the Zambia Development Agency, to intensify efforts in attracting investment in the development of airport infrastructure including terminals, cargo infrastructure, hotel and auxiliary infrastructure across the country.