New Airport Announced in Serengeti National Park in Tanzania

18 October 2009 (Last Updated October 18th, 2009 18:30)

The Tanzanian Government has announced that it will build a $350m international airport in the Serengeti National Park to support the local tourism industry. The project has been funded by Swiss finance firm SIPIO-B (80%) and by the Grumeti Game Reserve (20%). Construction ha

The Tanzanian Government has announced that it will build a $350m international airport in the Serengeti National Park to support the local tourism industry.

The project has been funded by Swiss finance firm SIPIO-B (80%) and by the Grumeti Game Reserve (20%).

Construction has recently resumed on the project, which originally began in 2006 but was forced to stop in 2007 due to lack of funds.