EBRD helps modernize the Khujand International Airport

18/05/2016 16:42
Asia-Plus
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DUSHANBE, May 18, 2016, Asia-Plus – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will provide financial assistance for reconstruction of the Khujand International Airport.

This was reportedly stated during the presentation of the general plan of reconstruction of the Khujand International Airport.

The event was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Transport, Khujand International Airport, EBRD, Corporate Solutions (UK), and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

We will recall that in November 2015, the EBRD increased the amount of its loan to the Khujand International Airport in Tajikistan to US$ 3.9 million.  The original loan, agreed in 2013, was for US$ 3 million.

A modernization program is underway at the international airport in Khujand, which is Tajikistan’s second-largest city.  The refurbishment will increase air traffic safety, especially under challenging weather conditions.

The airport is expected to receive an emergency upgrade of the runway and also acquire and install new high-intensity lights.  Distance-measuring equipment and radio navigation equipment will also be bought and installed.

Most of the airport’s 700,000 annual passengers are reportedly migrant workers and businesspeople who bring remittances and business activity to the area.

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