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    CFA12.2b earmarked for new Ouagadougou airport

    APA-Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

    The government and partners will inject about 12.2 billion CFA francs into the construction works for the new Ouagadougou-Donsin International Airport, the Infrastructure Ministry has told APA.

    An amount of 3.8 billion CFA francs provided by the state will be used for the construction of the airport perimeter fence.
    The control and supervision of the construction of the new airport is entrusted to TAEP Europe/Gauff Ingenierie for a total of 3.8 billion CFA francs, funded by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), BOAD, OFID
    and the state budget.
    BOAD and the state budget will finance the works related to the internal potable water and fire safety system, amounting to 4.6 billion CFA francs.
    All of this work will last between 18 and 36 months.
    This state-of-the-art infrastructure, located about 30 kilometers from Ouagadougou, on 4,400 hectares (compared to the 426 hectares for the existing airport) will have to meet international safety and security
    standards.
    At an overall cost of about 300 billion CFA francs, Donsin Airport will be in class F category of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
    The World Bank, AFD, AfDB, BOAD, IDB, the Saudi Development Fund, the Kuwaiti Fund, BADEA and the OPEC Fund (OFID) are partners in the financing of the project.


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