New Enugu air­port will be vi­able – Or­tom

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - From Chris Agabi, La­gos

The Su­per­vis­ing Min­is­ter of Avi­a­tion, Dr. Sa­muel Or­tom, has ex­pressed his con­fi­dence that the new in­ter­na­tional ter­mi­nal be­ing con­structed at the Akanu Ibiam In­ter­na­tional Air­port in Enugu would be com­mer­cially vi­able when it be­comes op­er­a­tional in 2015.

Or­tom gave this as­sur­ance, Mon­day, when he in­spected projects un­der con­struc­tion at the air­port.

He said: “Suf­fi­cient eco­nomic sur­vey was made be­fore the project was ini­ti­ated by the Federal Govern­ment apart from the fact that Nige­ri­ans from the South-east geo-po­lit­i­cal zone of the coun­try, who are well known for their busi­ness en­ter­prise, would be ca­pa­ble of gen­er­at­ing suf­fi­cient pas­sen­ger and cargo traf­fic on that in­ter­na­tional route.”

The Su­per­vis­ing Min­is­ter un­der­took an in­spec­tion tour of the air­port to as­sess the stages of com­ple­tion of some ma­jor projects there, in­clud­ing a Gen­eral Avi­a­tion Ter­mi­nal, Pi­lots Lounge, Pil­grims Ter­mi­nal and the new In­ter­na­tional Ter­mi­nal, one of the five be­ing con­structed in La­gos, Kano, Abuja, Port-Har­court and Enugu, un­der Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan’s Trans­for­ma­tion Agenda in the Avi­a­tion In­dus­try.

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