10-12-2016 by redazione
Something serious seems to move in slow but inexorable journey toward hope the new international airport in Malindi and the lengthening of the runway to accommodate flights from abroad. Yesterday, Deputy Minister of Transport Irungu Nyakera publicly announced that the initial allocation of 300 million shillings was delivered to the National Land Commission, the government body that oversees land issues, to compensate for more than a hundred families living in the area of â€‹â€‹25 hectares the village of Kwachocha, near of the airport.
"Money makes the first acquisition lot of useful land to complete the project of Malindi Airport - said the Deputy Minister - the process has already been approved and the airport will, now it's up to the NLC acting as early to start with the first phase of the evacuation and compensation of Kwachocha families. our indication was to begin immediately, to be able to afford as soon as possible to fence off the area and prepare the work ".
The second phase, which is scheduled to start next June, provided for the acquisition of a total 130 acres, while one and a half billion shillings will be used to lengthen the runway and take-off that will reach a length of 2, 4 km.
"We still do not know precisely how many people will be evicted and compensated during this second phase, but technicians of the National Land Commission are already working to carry out the verification and counting - concluded Nyakera - the Malindi airport is one of the priorities of the Government".
As malindikenya. net had announced a few weeks ago, a new low-cost airline decided to open the Nairobi-Malindi route and also to promote tourism and business between Malindi and Lamu.
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