Today: Sunday, 3 March 2024 year

The Central African Republic and the UAE signed an agreement to build a new airport in Bangui.

The authorities of the Central African Republic (CAR) and representatives of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed an agreement on the construction of a new airport in the capital of the Central African Republic, Bangui, with funding from the UAE, radio station RFI reports.

“The BRICS delegation has just completed a multi-day visit to Bangui… The most impressive (signed document)… is regarding the construction of a new airport in the Central African capital with funding from the United Arab Emirates,” the radio station reports.

It is noted that the CAR authorities are providing 300 hectares of land for the construction of a new airport, while the Emirati consortium is allocating $200 million for construction. It is expected that the airport will be built with six runways, passenger and cargo terminals, warehouses, office and administrative buildings, shopping centers and five-star hotels.

According to the radio station, the project to create a new airport in Bangui has been discussed for many years, in particular due to the poor condition of the existing airport, which, among other things, can only operate during the day due to changes in lighting.

The radio station also points out that during the visit of the BRICS delegation to Bangui, other initiatives were announced, for example, the deployment of a 5G network in the CAR and the construction of railways in neighboring countries.