The expansion of Dodoma Airport in Tanzania is set to kick off as the government embarks on mass demolition of homes to pave away for the project.
The project which is expected to kick off in the next few months will see over 236 houses in Makole ward in Dodoma demolished for the same.
According to Dodoma Regional Commissioner Jordan Rugimbana his office in the last few weeks completed evaluating the cost of the houses so that the owners can be compensated before the demolition begins.
He added that the residents have been given enough time to ensure that they vacate from their houses to other places.
Mr Rugimbana added that they have also allowed consultations with residents those who would not be satisfied with the reparation.
“This is not the first time we are going to talk to the home owners around the airport as we gave them enough time to ensure they move to other areas that won’t be affected with the expansion of the airport” he added
The acting director general of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), Mr Edward Mpanda, said they have allocated at least 300 plots of land at Ilazo Extension area for residents who will be evicted to pave the way for the Airport project.
The Director also added that they will ensure each and everyone has settled before they demolish any home around the airport.
The expansion of the Dodoma airport will see the area become a business hub as many investors are looking to use the airport as their destination.
Dodoma Regional Commissioner Jordan Rugimbana says that the Dodoma project will be constructed by local and international constructors as that will also create more jobs for the locals who are interested on the project.
Dodoma Airport in Tanzania is one of many projects that the country is investing. The country seeks to ensure all airports in the country are refurbished.