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Gov’t begins feasibility studies for Cape Coast airport

As part of the government’s policy to ensure that all regional capitals have, at least, an aerodrome to improve connectivity and boost tourism, feasibility studies for the development of an airport in Cape Coast has commenced, caretaker Finance Minister Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has announced to Parliament.

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) promised to build the Cape Coast airport in its 2020 campaign manifesto.

Delivering the 2021 budget on Friday, 12 March, the Majority Leader also said “other sites identified for the construction of aerodromes include Apowa-Mpohor, Yendi, Mole, Navrongo, Paga and Kete Krachi through Public Private Partnerships (PPP)”.

The Suame MP said the government, over the years, has embarked on “massive infrastructural developments to facelift existing airports to meet international standards”.

Key amongst these is the expansion of both Kumasi and Tamale airports.

“In 2021, both projects are expected to be completed and opened to the general public”, he told the House.

Also, the Parliamentary Affairs Minister said “rehabilitation works of the Sunyani Airport (Phase I) is about 93 per cent complete and is expected to be completed in 2021 for the airport to resume operations”.

Source: classfmonline.com

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