NAC to announce airport tender soon

07 August 2019 | Transport

The successful bidder for the expansion of Hosea Kutako International Airport is expected to be announced next week, Namibian Sun has learned from a reliable source.

It is not yet clear how the Namibia Airports Company intends to finance the project, or what it would cost.

“The plans for the expansion of the airport have been approved by the special cabinet committee. The appointment of a contractor for the construction of the airport should be announced this month,” said the source, who wished to remain anonymous.

According to the source, the top brass of the NAC is rushing to finalise the issuance of the tender to the successful contractor. “Timelines are timelines,” the source said.

“We should have an idea of who the contractor will be this month,” the source indicated.

A total of N$245 million has been earmarked for the airport's planned upgrade. The NAC is expected to fund N$95 million of this amount.

The project will include a revamp of the check-in and departure halls, security screening point, arrivals hall and the luggage handling areas. Installation of a CCTV and intrusion detection system at the airport has started already.

The project will have minimal effect on the current airport operations, which will continue as usual.

The old terminal, known as Terminal One, currently only used for VIP arrivals and departures, will also form part of the project. The plan is to have a dedicated terminal for international departures and arrivals, and another one for domestic departures and arrivals.

OGONE TLHAGE

Similar News

 

Air Namibia appoints new acting CEO

6 days ago - 12 February 2020 | Transport

Air Namibia has appointed its chief human resources officer, Elia Erastus, as acting CEO until a substantive CEO is appointed.According to Air Namibia, this follows...

Air Namibia suspends Luanda route

1 week ago - 06 February 2020 | Transport

The national carrier announced yesterday that it will suspend its Windhoek-Luanda route effective this Sunday due to a drop in passenger demand. ...

NAC out of legal headwinds, looks ahead

2 weeks ago - 29 January 2020 | Transport

JEMIMA BEUKES The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) has confirmed that they have finalised...

Air Namibia looks ahead

1 month - 13 January 2020 | Transport

While Air Namibia has faced major challenges in 2019, the airline's focus for this year will be the finalisation of its Integrated Strategic Business Plan...

Only one Air Nam route profitable

1 month - 08 January 2020 | Transport

10 others all making lossesThe national airline has been begging government to relieve it of the Windhoek-Frankfurt route, its biggest loss-making operation, but to no...

Shifeta wants access to Air Namibia probe

1 month - 23 December 2019 | Transport

Tourism minister Pohamba Shifeta says Air Namibia should play open cards in its investigation of a recent incident in which six passengers and two staff...

Air Namibia warns of closure

2 months ago - 28 November 2019 | Transport

Air Namibia says it will be forced to close down if no bailout package is forthcoming from the Treasury.Finance minister Calle Schlettwein recently expressed doubt...

Calle clips Air Namibia's bailout wings

3 months ago - 24 October 2019 | Transport

Air Namibia will have to fend for itself after finance minister Calle Schlettwein said government cannot afford to give in to the airline's demands for...

Air Namibia a hard sell - Jooste

4 months ago - 16 October 2019 | Transport

Public enterprises minister Leon Jooste says Air Namibia may not be an easy sell, even if the government were to consider selling the embattled airline.This...

Namibia gets ICAO safety certificate

4 months ago - 15 October 2019 | Transport

Namibia received the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) President Certificate in Aviation Security at the organisation's 40th general assembly held in Montreal, Canada, in late...

Latest News

Towering above the rest

3 hours ago | Sports

LIMBA MUPETAMIToday is the 24th anniversary of Frank Fredericks’ world indoor 200m record sprint in Liévin, France. He remains the world record-holder with a time...

Oryx expects better year results

13 hours ago | Business

Jo-Maré Duddy - Oryx Properties expects its earnings per share (EPS), headline earnings per share (HEPS) and profit for the year ended 31 December 2019...

Price monster throws consumer a...

13 hours ago | Economics

Consumers had to wait 15 years to kick off a new year with meat in deflation and last month didn't disappoint: Annual meat inflation in...

Teachers share rooms with learners

13 hours ago | Education

Some learners at Sikarosompo Primary School in Kavango West have opted to rather walk between four to 20 kilometres to and from school every day...

N$500k to create jobs

13 hours ago | Labour

The labour ministry only received N$500 000 in its annual budget for employment creation, its executive director Bro-Matthew Shinguadja has confirmed.“We budgeted N$500 000 and...

Cops nab Fishcor's Nghipunya

13 hours ago | Crime

Fishcor CEO Mike Nghipunya is being questioned in connection with the Fishrot bribery saga. Police spokesperson Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi confirmed Nghipunya's arrest yesterday.Anti-Corruption Commission...

Africa Briefs

13 hours ago | Economics

SA union says wage deal not open for reviewSouth African trade union NEHAWU, one of the country's largest public sector unions, said on Friday that...

SA's plans to open up...

13 hours ago | Business

South Africa's announcement that it will open up electricity generation to other players, effectively breaking Eskom's monopoly, has been welcomed by many, especially the mining...

Don't insult anyone, young or...

13 hours ago | Opinion

Police chief Sebastian Ndeitunga was at the centre of a storm all weekend for remarks he made that he would arrest young people hurling insults...

Load More