Maun Airport could expect a new terminal building and airport refurbishment, according to Orapeleng Mosigi, an official from the Ministry of Transport and Communications, who revealed this to delegates attending the Hospitality and Tourism Association of Botswana (HATAB) held in Gaborone.
Mosigi said the developments would ease movement and current congestion at the Maun International Airport.
“We will start by refurbishing the current terminal building which will take six months and subsequently construct a new terminal building to address the challenges experienced,” he said.
Further, Mosigi said government had taken a decision to re-fleet Air Botswana with two more aircrafts, a jet and a turboprop ATR, to replace the old existing ones, an exercise expected to be complete before the end of the year.
Mosigi said the transport sector was a gateway for other sectors including the tourism industry. He said improving the transport sector would address some challenges to ease movement within the country, to ensure its security and accessibility to all areas.
Colic Construction and Development completed the first renovation phase of the airport in August 2016, which cost a total of P87 000 000. Mosigi said the tender process for the new renovations was well on its way.