The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo – Addo on Thursday, August 15, 2019 cut sod for the development of Tamale International Airport Phase 2 Project. The scope of works for the project include construction of terminal building with approximately 5,000m2 expandable in future, modern facilities – baggage handling system and screening systems among others.
Upon completion, the new terminal will have the capacity to process annual passenger throughput of 400,000 at 300pax/peak hour . It will boast of a multi- purpose Hajj Facility of 1,000m2, 4.8km access road, car Park – 320 parking capacity, security fence – to fence off new airside area, a substation to upgrade of current power system, supply and installation of fire hydrant and water storage systems, bulk utility services (new infrastructure for water, power, sewage treatment system, drainage systems)– surface and underground drainage structures.
In his keynote address, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the construction of the new terminal building, together with a multi-purpose Hajj facility, and other ancillary facilities will also provide the needed boost for increased economic and trading activities which will reinforce the status of Tamale as a sub-Saharan hub for flights to and from neighbouring West African countries and the Sahel Region.
”The 2nd Phase of the Tamale Airport project, estimated at a cost of $70 million, is expected to be completed in thirty (30) months”, he said.
He finally urged the operators and regulators of the country’s airports, as well as the Lands Commission to ensure that lands, belonging to the country’s airports, are managed properly and duly protected.