Zimbabwe: New Airport for Kariba . . . Move to Boost Tourism

Kariba Municipality has availed land to Government for the construction of a new airport that is expected to boost tourism in the prime destination. Speaking after visiting Kariba Airport last Friday, Transport and Infrastructure Development Minister Joram Gumbo said locations for new airports have already been identified in Beitbridge and Mutare.

He, however, said moving the current airport to a new site depended on an exponential increase in traffic to the destination.

The current airport cannot be expanded as it lies between power lines and a gorge.

"Basically we are trying to improve connectivity so that one can fly from Kariba to Buffalo Range and see Gonarezhou National Park, fly to Mutare and go to Hwange using small planes.

"We are giving ourselves a target to build new airports and also acquire small planes," he said.

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Source: AllAfrica