Construction of the new US$153-million (R2.18bn) terminal at Harare’s Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport is on track for completion by 2023.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa toured the facility last week and expressed his satisfaction with the quality of work and the progress so far.
“As time has passed, we realised we needed something better, that has international appeal, and that facilities you get elsewhere should also be available here.” Mnangagwa added that it would significantly improve passenger flow at the airport.
Once the new terminal opens, upgrades to the current terminal will begin and the two facilities will be merged, according to a media statement by the Presidency.
Once work is complete, the airport will handle six million passengers annually.