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Constructed in the 1960s, Entebbe Intentional Airport, Kampala, is an old airport and in need of expansion and reconstruction. In recent years, the country's fast-growing reputation as one of East Africa's tourist and investment destinations, has led to increased passenger traffic with more international airlines flying into Uganda.
According to Senior Market Director for COWI Airports, Carsten Kærgaard, COWI is pleased to be part of Uganda's rapid development and growth on a project that consolidates COWI's position as a world leading advisor in aviation:
"This multi-disciplinary project supports the continued development of our business in East Africa and will involve airport specialists and designers from Denmark, Norway, India, Tanzania and Uganda."
COWI is responsible for the planning and design of all stages as well as technical surveys for:
The initial planning and concept design phase will begin within the next couple of weeks and will run until the end of the year.
COWI has previously successfully assisted Entebbe International Airport with design and supervision of repavement of runways and taxiways as well as rehabilitation of radio navigational and communication equipment.
Related to this project, COWI's Roads and Highways currently assist CCCC as consultants for the new expressway from Entebbe airport to Uganda's capital Kampala – a distance of 37km.
News story from www.cowi.com published on 26.05.2014
Entebbe International Airport, located near the town of Entebbe, serves the capital and largest city in the country, Kampala. The airport is served by airlines from across southern Africa, as well as some major international airlines from the Middle East and Europe.
In recent years, rapid growth in Uganda's GNP has lead to a massive demand for development of the country's infrastructure, including aviation.
Civil aviation authority statistics show that passenger traffic has been on a steady increase – from 781.400 in 2007 to 1.2 million in 2012. Over the next decade, passenger traffic is projected to increase at an average of 7% a year.
Carsten KærgaardSenior Market Director, AirportsTel.: +45 56 40 23 email@example.com
COWI Airports are also advisors on two major airport projects in Norway:
Bergen Airport, Flesland in NorwayOslo International Airport, Norway
CCCC (China Communications Construction Company Limited, Uganda).
Nordic office of architecture (architects) – the same architects as we are working with on the Oslo, Bergen project and previously on the Hyderabad airport project in India.
Realog (cargo specialist)
Turner &Townsend (Quantity surveyor)