The Ministry of Aviation has initiated discussions with some allied Ministries for an integrated transport mode and alternatives to manage and address congestion at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
Sector Minister Cecilia Abena Dapaah mentioned some of the allied Ministries as the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Road and Highways, Ministry of Railways Development, the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Defence, among others.
Answering questions related to the Sector, in Parliament, on Monday, the Minister explained that the move is in response to the anticipated rise in passenger numbers as a result of an upcoming opening of the airport’s Terminal 3.
Mr Kwame Governs Agbodza, MP from Adaklu, had sought to know from the Minister whether the Ministry of Aviation and its relevant agencies are taking steps to provide adequate space for the development of an integrated bus and train terminal at the KIA to enhance access to the airport.
Madam Dapaah gave an assurance that improving access to the KIA is an integral part of ensuring a seamless air travel in the country; and explained that per the Masterplan of the KIA, a parcel of land has been earmarked for inter-modal transport.
The Minister said, the Ministry through the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) intends to partner investors to undertake the development of an integrated bus and train terminal on the earmarked land through Public Private Partnership.
In a related development, Madam Dapaah announced that rehabilitation works on the Sunyani Airport is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2019 to pave way for the recommencement of commercial operations.
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