Central African Republic, UAE ink agreement to build new airport in Bangui


The authorities of the Central African Republic (CAR) and representatives of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed an agreement to build a new airport in Bangui, Report informs referring to the radio station RFI.


“The BRICS delegation has just completed a multi-day visit to Bangui... The most impressive (signed document) ... concerns the construction of a new airport in the Central African capital with funding from the United Arab Emirates,” the radio station noted.


The CAR authorities will provide 300 hectares of land for the construction of a new airport, while the Emirati consortium will allocate $200 million for construction. It is expected that an airport will be built with six runways, passenger and cargo terminals, warehouses, office and administrative buildings, a shopping center and five-star hotels.