THE country’s domestic and international terminal will undergo a major facelift.
This was revealed by the Aviation Permanent Secretary (PS) Francis Lomo this week.
As part of the upgrading work, the arrival and departure lounge at the international terminal will see some changes.
Another new development in the pipeline is see the construction of a new walkway between the domestic and international terminals.
“We will upgrade the arrival and departure sections of the international terminal by installing air conditions at the arrival and departure sections of the terminal. It has become a public concern over the years and we are taking that seriously to upgrade it,” Mr Lomo said.
The Ministry currently engages a contractor to work on a architectural design and when the budget is passed, work will start.
Lomo explained the current design of the terminal is making it quite difficult to install air conditions earlier but with the new plan in place with funds, there should be improvements by the end of the year.
He also highlighted that a new pathway connecting both the domestic and international terminals will also be built with roof and lighting for convenience.
Its understood having a walkway connecting both terminals offers will allow some of the connecting passengers to walk from both terminals to catch their flights without much problem.
The terminal car park will also be tar sealed.
“We hope these upgrades will make it more convenient for passengers,” Lomo said.
He said once the budget is passed, tenders for the jobs will be given out and work should commence soon.
By DANIEL NAMOSUAIA