Ten airports soon to be upgraded in Gabon
4 August 2009
On 31 July 2009 Prime Minister Paul Biyoghe Mba gave the go-ahead for a major project to upgrade ten airports in Gabon.
The Prime Minister in fact travelled to Lambaréné in order to oversee the official launch of the work.
He declared that this would provide “our country with infrastructures and equipment which will be for the collective good of us all”.
The work will involve the bitumen surfacing of the runways, the upgrading of the terminals, the construction of annexe buildings, and the installation of technical equipment. A Presidential pavilion is also planned for Mvengué Airport in Franceville.
The work will be spread out over five years, at a total cost estimated at 41.2 billion CFA Francs, of which 16.2 billion will be financed by Gabon. The remainder will be provided by ABEDA, the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa, CASDB, the Central African States Development Bank, IDB, the Islamic Development Bank, and KDF, the Kuwaiti Development Fund.
The list of ten airports included in the upgrade project is: Koulamoutou, Mouila, Omboué, Oyem, Bitam, Port-Gentil, Lambarené, Mvengué, Tchibanga, and Makokou.<br/>