Sierra Leone Launches $318m Chinese-Funded Airport


Enterprise Television- Sierra Leone Launches $318m Chinese-Funded Airport

Sierra Leone has started the construction of its $318 million Chinese-funded second airport.

The proposed Mamamah International Airport, named after its host community, will be constructed by the China Railway Seventh Group, with the work planned to last for four years.

The project, which has drawn huge criticism from international lending institutions, also entails the construction of a new city in the vicinity and an exclusive economic zone.

He hailed his development achievements, noting that the airport was one of three major projects his government was implementing with the aim of transforming Sierra Leone to a Middle Income state by 2035.