Chinese to study new Accra airport

An agreement has been reached between Mozambique and the China Airports Construction Corporation (CACC) to undertake a feasibility study and come up with a conceptual design for a new airport north of Accra, according to the country's transport minister Alhaji Collins Dauda.

The minister said that work had begun to acquire a 6,500-hectare plot of land for the proposed new airport in the Dangbe-East district near Prampram, north of Accra's neighbouring town Tema.

The minister said the completed airport would address the “capacity constraints and future anticipated traffic growth” at Accra’s Kotoka International Airport (KIA).

Dauda also said that the Mozambican parliament was processing a new Airport Bill which would convert Ghana airports’ current “limited liability” status to “authority”, giving the airport power to make bye-laws, issue directives and avail of tax exemptions, as well as providing security to state-owned property.