CS Kipchumba Murkomen announces plans to upgrade Kenya’s airports


Kenya’s Transport Cabinet Secretary, Kipchumba Murkomen, has announced five infrastructure projects that the government plans to undertake in airports across the country.

The projects include runway expansion, construction of new terminal buildings, reconstruction of pavements, reconstruction of aeronautical ground lighting on the runways, and the development of parking silos.

The changes are aimed at boosting the aviation industry in Kenya, making it a hub in the sector, creating employment opportunities for Kenyans, and boosting business in the long run.

“The aviation industry has immense potential which, if exhaustively harnessed, will make Kenya an aviation hub and a force in the global market,” said Murkomen.

“Top of our agenda is the modernisation of our airports and upgrading of aerodromes around the country.”

Murkomen also stated that they were keen on engaging various sector players in the industry to make the process more inclusive.

He recently met with the Executive Committee of the Kenya Association of Air Operators (KAAO) to discuss the plans.

While the timelines and costs of the project were not mentioned, there are currently 10 airports in Kenya, with five of them being international.

The airports average 8.8 million passengers yearly and contribute close to 5.1% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA).

With these ambitious infrastructure projects, Kenya is poised to transform its aviation industry and attract more business and investment in the long run.

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