7 January 2013

Kenya: Tourism Board Lauds Upgrade of Lamu Airport

The Sh1 billion expansion of Lamu's Manda Airstrip will open up the cultural town to international tourism, the Kenya Tourism Board has said.

KTB communications officer Kimutai Nge'no told the Star yesterday that the project will open up the region to international tourists once it is completed. Ng'eno said the expansion and the Lamu Port project will make Lamu a major business hub.

"Tourist traffic to the region will be high when that project by KAA is complete. There will be an influx of both international and local tourist flying directly to Lamu. This means our tourism sector is headed for a boost," he said.

The expansion involves upgrading the runway to enable international airlines fly directly to Lamu from Europe and other destinations. A new terminal, a two-kilometer runway, a fire station and a water supply are also lined up for the airstrip.

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