Construction of the Ouagadougou-Donsin international airport terminal at the airport site located approximately 35 km northeast of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, is set to start in March 2022.
This was revealed by the director-general of the project management of Donsin airport (MOAD), Adama Belem, during a session of the MOAD orientation council that was chaired by Christophe Joseph Marie Dabiré, the Prime Minister of the West African country
“We were instructed by His Excellency President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, to resume negotiations with the semi-public company that is to build the terminal. During the discussions, we learned that the work on the terminal will start in March 2022 and its operation is scheduled for the first half of the year 2024,” he said.
During the meeting, Mr. Dabiré, the head of government and chairman of the MOAD policy board, made several recommendations for the realization of the project. This included working to finalize the draft agreement with the Meridiam / Marseille Airport consortium, the majority partner of the semi-public company that is to build the terminal.
He also urged the Burkinabe Ministry of Economy to support MOAD in resolving any financial difficulties regarding the project.
Progress made on the entire Ouagadougou-Donsin international airport project so far
The Ouagadougou-Donsin international airport project was officially launched back in November 2017. Reportedly, the construction of the site access roads has been completed, while the construction works of the roads inside the airport platform and the military base are underway.
Work is also progressing well on the buildings in the technical zone, which has been under construction since March this year (2021) as well as the aerodrome and aeronautical pavements, which started earlier in January 2021 with the Sogea Satom and Mohammed Abdulmohsin Al-Kharafi & Sons Company (Kharafi Group) consortium.