BAM International, a company based in Bunnik, the Netherlands, has been awarded a €37 million contract for the rehabilitation and extension of Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA). The work is expected to be completed by July 2016.
The scope of work comprises the refurbishment of the terminal building (built in 1971), the construction of a new parallel taxiway, the extension of the existing apron and taxiways, including repairs on the runway, as well as the drainage and sewage works. Furthermore BAM will install new airfield ground lighting and floodlights along the apron.
The total value of the project is expected to be TZS 79 billion (EUR 37 million), of which TZS 33.4 billion (EUR 15million) will be funded by the Netherlands through its ORIO infrastructure facility and the remaining TZS 45.6 billion (EUR 20.5 million) will be financed by the Tanzanian Government
Kilimanjaro International Airport is the second largest airport after Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam for which BAM is currently constructing the new Terminal 3.