Akanu Ibiam Airport Begins Refurbishment Work

2 December 2009 (Last Updated December 2nd, 2009 18:30)

Refurbishment work has begun at Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Nigeria as part of an international status upgrade proposal. The $28m (NGN4.1bn) reconstruction work will include lengthening the runway from 2.4km to 3km and increasing its width from 4.5m to 6m. The work is

Refurbishment work has begun at Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Nigeria as part of an international status upgrade proposal.

The $28m (NGN4.1bn) reconstruction work will include lengthening the runway from 2.4km to 3km and increasing its width from 4.5m to 6m.

The work is expected to be completed within 12 months and will help the airport accommodate wide-bodied aircraft.

The project will be overseen by PW Construction.