Kenya Receives $186m for Airport Upgrade

23 June 2010 (Last Updated June 23rd, 2010 18:30)

Kenya has received a grant of KSH 15.5bn ($186m) from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Agence Française de Développement to upgrade the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). Work will include rehabilitation of Terminals 1, 2 and 3 and the arrivals hall, as well as

Kenya has received a grant of KSH 15.5bn ($186m) from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Agence Française de Développement to upgrade the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

Work will include rehabilitation of Terminals 1, 2 and 3 and the arrivals hall, as well as construction of the new Terminal 4 along with taxiways and a parking lot.

The airport will also receive a $6m grant from the EIB to minimise disruption during the upgrading and rehabilitation of the JKIA passenger facility.

The grant will be used to provide technical assistance, capacity building and environmental support for the airport upgrading project.

The proposed project will enable the airport to handle 9.3 million passengers a year – up from its current 2.5 million passenger capacity. It will also boost international customer service standards.

The proposed project will also cover security in compliance with international civil aviation authority standards.

The World Bank will also contribute $18m to the airport upgrading project.