NACL is planning to take forward significant redevelopment of Kenneth Kaunda International Airport over the next few years. A new terminal building designed for International arrivals and departures would replace the current facility at a cost of about US$200 million while aprons and taxiways would also be constructed and a new control tower would be developed. Apparently the plans are based on a $725,000 American funded study by the aviation consultancy group, Leigh Fischer Associates.
But none of this is new. These plans have been on the table for a long time. Perhaps there's new momntum. But we still have no clarity where this $200m is coming from. Who will pay for these redevelopments? We have previously offered reflections on what needs to be done to deliver new infrastructure.