Cape air­port awaits run­way ap­proval

The New Age (Free State) - - INSIDE1 - TNA RE­PORTER

CON­STRUC­TION of a pro­posed run­way re­align­ment and in­fras­truc­ture at Cape Town In­ter­na­tional Air­port could be­gin in mid-2018 if all ap­provals are re­ceived.

The depart­ment of en­vi­ron­men­tal af­fairs has no­ti­fied the air­port that it has au­tho­rised the pro­posed work fol­low­ing an in­de­pen­dent en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact as­sess­ment, in­clud­ing sub­mis­sions from other in­ter­ested and af­fected par­ties.

The au­tho­ri­sa­tion in­cludes ex­ten­sions to and re­align­ment of the run­way as well as as­so­ci­ated in­fras­truc­ture such as air­craft park­ing stands and taxi­ways.

The en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact as­sess­ment took nearly four years and in­cluded ex­ten­sive pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion.

The in­de­pen­dent en­vi­ron­men­tal con­sul­tants, SRK Con­sult­ing, are now re­quired to in­form all in­ter­ested and af­fected par­ties within 12 days of the depart­ment’s de­ci­sion and will also broadly ad­ver­tise the en­vi­ron­men­tal au­tho­ri­sa­tion.

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