Airport in The Gambia 'to be improved'
7 January 2011
Transport infrastructure in The Gambia is being improved as the Banjul Airport is benefiting from a number of enhancements.
This is according to the minster of finance Abdou Kolley, who said work on the new passenger terminal building will begin in the first few months of 2011, the Today newspaper reports.
A new airfield grounding lighting system and the relaying of the runway has already been completed, while the parking apron will be expanded as part of the second phase.
As well as this, a new control tower and fire station will be constructed, which may result in a better airport for visitors and citizens alike.
Mr Kolley also revealed the nation has to make sure there is an improvement in broadband access, as greater bandwidth is required to further government programmes, such as the Africa Coast to Europe Project.
Bamako Senou International Airport in Mali recently received a $16 million (£10 million) facelift, the Independent revealed.