eTurboNews - Adam Ihucha

Kilimanjaro Airports Development Company (KADCO) has embarked on executing its ambitious car parking expansion plan at Tanzania’s second busiest airport to curb ever-growing traffic congestion, thanks to influx of tourists.

KIA, straddles in the middle of Tanzania’s northern tourism circuit, and is the strategic gateway for close to 80% of 1.5 million tourists visiting the country annually, leaving behind $2.6 billion as well as a large chunk of horticultural crops volume destined to overseas markets and other cargoes.

Billed as the grand project, it will cost nearly $1.2 million (Sh 2.7 billion), as KADCO seeks to increase parking spaces at KIA from 85 to 187 lots, in its efforts to tackle parking deficit, particularly during the peak tourism season, when users triple, owing to the upsurge in tourist traffic.

Document shows that the scope of work involves the installation of state-of-the-art floodlights, construction of drainage system, resurfacing, rehabilitation and extension of the existing car parking area.

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