Refurbishment and extension of Antananarivo international Airport: works have started

Two years after Ravinala Airport signed the concession contract, the extension and refurbishment work of Antananarivo International Airport has finally started. This delay is explained by the necessary technical, financial & legal preparation among the different partners involved.

Monday, 12th of June, the Malagasy President Hery Rajaonarimampianina has inaugurated the start of works for extension and refurbishment of Antananarivo International Airport, during an official visit on site.

In his speech, the president was enthusiastic after the successful negotiations between the different technical and financial partners that ended to the funds collection. He saluted the involvement of International Financial Society (IFS), PROPARCO (French agency for private sector funding), Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) among others.

Once the refurbishment will be done, the Airport’s capacity will increase and it will comply with international regulations, said Jean Louis Fuz, project manager for Ravinala Airports,

“The new infrastructure will be a real hub able to respond to air transportation requirements. It will offer a good welcome to passengers. The terminal will have a 1.5 million passengers’ capacity, expendable to 1.8 million.”

The model of the new infrastructure was presented last week during International Tourism Fair of Madagascar (ITM), it will be built on a 17 500 sqm area and will cost €120 million. According to the stakeholders, the end of works will be at the end of 2018 and the delivery is planned for June 2020.

It was in June 2015 that the Ravinala Airport consortium (Aéroports de Paris, Bouygues construction, Colas Madagascar and Meridian Africa) has won the tender process for managing for the Ivato and Nosy Be airports for 28 years.

Source : NewsAero.info, 15 June 2017