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Leaking terminals at JKIA repaired as construction of new one underway

Leaking terminals at JKIA repaired as construction of new one underway

Nairobi,
Tuesday, 30 April, 2024
McCreadie Andias

Following heavy torrential rains and flooding which affected major infrastructure and facilities at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport including leaking terminal roofs.

The Kenya Airports Authority under the Ministry of Transport has conducted roof repair works at terminal 1B and 1C to seal the perennial leakages onto level 1 while creating more capacity at the facility for a new arrival terminal and lounges as the airport prepares to decommission Terminal 1E.

Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen who visited the airport to inspect the repair works noted that the Ministry has responded quickly to the emerging damages whilst using a small budget to conduct repair works.

Murkomen revealed plans for the government to construct a new airport terminal through a public-private partnership (PPP) model that will provide a long-term solution.

Murkomen noted that the Airport will now be moving to green energy by deploying solar panels with stable electricity supply restored at the airport.

Furthermore, The CS added that the cargo area affected by floods had been cleared off water including the tower underpass avenue while the management continue to search for a long lasting solution to solve the problem.

“To mitigate future flooding, the Cabinet has passed a recommendation to formulate a master plan for the drainage system within the Nairobi metropolis, which will be replicated nationwide and support water management for the next five decades.” The CS Said.

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