Friday, August 11, 2006

Durban to have new airport for 2010

By Tarryn Le Chat

Building work on the King Shaka International Airport at La Mercy, north of Durban, will begin in March next year, the Transport department said yesterday.

The airport, expected to be completed in the first quater of 2010, would cost about 2.5 billion and would replace the Durban International Airport, Transport Minister Jeff Radebe said.

The Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) and Dube Tradeport - a trade company owned by the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government - would be involved in the building and development of the airport.

Radebe said all developments that did not fall within the definition of airport or tradeport business would be owned and developed jointly by Acsa and Dube Tradeport.



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