THE actual construction of Terminal III at the Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) -- the principal airport in the country accommodating flights to various destinations in Africa, Europe and the Middle East -- starts this week, it has been confirmed.
The JNIA Terminal III Project Manager, Mr Mohamed Milunga, confirmed to the 'Daily News' that initial works including detailed design and mobilisation have been accomplished.
Mr Milunga insisted that everything was in place and the long awaited actual construction begins this week and is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.
"The actual construction of this terminal will start next week (this week). The construction must start as we have completed all necessary stages involving design and mobilisation," he told 'Daily News' over the phone.
The construction of the new terminal would upgrade the JNIA status and make it able to handle six million passengers per annum and would be able to handle all types of aircraft, including Airbus A380.
The Deputy Minister for Transport, Dr Charles Tizeba, had previously assured the public through the National Assembly in October last year that the construction would kick off in January this year. He, however, could not specify the exact date of for the work to begin.