Kenya’s Isiolo International Airport is now set to open in a month’s time as the construction of the facility is 90% complete.
According to officials the project will open for a flight testing of its recently expanded 3,000-metre runway that was initially measuring 1,400m runway airstrip.
The official added that once the construction is complete the Airport will be able to handle large aircraft that can reach Middle East markets in four hours. They include Airbus A300 to A380 and Boeing 747 to 787.
“This is a great achievement done by the government and we expect to launch the Airport to start operating early next month though the dates for the same haven’t been set,” said.
The official also added that once the Airport is operational it’s expected to change the lives of the residents as the economy of the area will be uplifted.
He added that the area residents say since the project kicked off, most of them now connected to electricity, roads have been paved and high-rise buildings are coming up.
The residents say a camel-and-cow-milk processing plant and a modern abattoir are being constructed by donors.
“We want the communities living around this place to benefit from the project as that is the main agenda of construction the project in the area” he added.
This is one of the project that is being funded by the Kenyan government being implemented in Isiolo and its expected to change the lives of the area residents.
Since the project kicked off the area has been witnessing positive changes such as improved road networks, electricity connection and that is expected to double up once it will be launched.
Isiolo International Airport will be the first Airport in Isiolo county.
The airport is part of the Vision 2030 flagship projects and is expected to promote growth and unlock the economic potential of the region and the neighbouring pastoralist areas.