Mozambique Makes Headway with International Airport

3 June 2010 (Last Updated June 3rd, 2010 18:30)

Mozambique's Nacala airbase is being considered as a site for an international airport, which could open in 23 months. Mozambique company Sociedade de Engenharia e Desenvolvimento (SEeD) has already been commissioned to carry out an environmental impact study for the $112m airport, and

Mozambique's Nacala airbase is being considered as a site for an international airport, which could open in 23 months.

Mozambique company Sociedade de Engenharia e Desenvolvimento (SEeD) has already been commissioned to carry out an environmental impact study for the $112m airport, and Brazil-based Odebrecht has been awarded the contract to build it, according to macauhub.com.

The proposed airport has a passenger and cargo terminal, a control tower, and a 3,400m re-surfaced and extended landing strip.

Once built, Nacala International Airport will be able to handle between 500,000 and 600,000 passengers a year, and accommodate class "D" aircraft, including Boeing 7577s and 767s.