Liberia’s Roberts International Airport construction on course
Construction work is progressing at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) in Liberia. The new terminal and upgrading of the runway are taking shape.
On completion, the new terminal is expected to reduce the congestion on existing terminals. The project will also improve infrastructure in line with growing international travel demand and will position the country as an attractive aviation hub in the sub-region.
The project is implemented by a Chinese firm, Sinohydro Corporation Limited. However, the US$30mn RIA runway project is funded through loans, and additional financing from the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa and the Liberian government.
Modernising the airport will further promote economic growth and development for all Liberians. Besides, improving the airport is a milestone in Liberia’s social and economic development.
Wil Bako Freeman, Liberia Airport Authority (LAA) Managing Director said: “The reason we are undertaking these projects at the airport, is to ensure that under my administration, RIA becomes one of the best and most modernised airports.”
Roberts International Airport is considered the first face of the country. Thus, the Liberian government working towards improving the airport significantly.