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RCAA – New Bugesera International Airport Development – Kigali - Project Profile

RCAA – New Bugesera International Airport Development – Kigali - Project Profile


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The Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA) is undertaking to construct a new international airport in Rwanda.

The project involves the construction of a new airport in a 25km2 area with a capacity to handle 4.5 million passengers annually. It will have the capacity to handle 15,500 tonnes of cargo annually with eight flight movement per hour during peak hours.

It will be developed in phases. The first phase includes the construction of passenger terminals capable of handling 1.7 million passengers annually and cargo terminal buildings, a 4.2km long runway, an air traffic control tower building, airport rescue and fire fighting facilities and the installation of safety and security systems and second phase value is US$400 million.

Subsequent phases of the project include further expansions with the ultimate phase involving the construction of a second runway, and additional passenger and cargo terminals.

The project will be carried out on a public-private partnership (PPP) basis under design, build, finance and maintain (DBFM) pattern with a concession period of 25 years.

In December 2008, TPS Consultant and GIBB Africa were appointed as design consultants and also to carry out feasibility studies.

In September 2011, the request for qualification (RFQ) was issued for DBFM contract with October 15, 2011, as the submission deadline. Around 33 companies initially expressed interest in the pre-bidding phase of the project; however, only 11 companies were pre-qualified for the next phase of bidding.

In January 2012, the request for proposal (RFP) was issued to 11 pre-qualified bidders with a submission deadline by the second quarter of 2012.

In April 2013, three companies were shortlisted involving two from China and another from the U.S.

Earlier in 2013, RCAA was in negotiation with China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) for the project development. However, later CSCEC opted out due to unknown reasons.

In September 2016, Mota-Engil was appointed as the construction contractor for the project.

On October 21, 2016, site preparatory works commenced.

In August 2017, RCAA has signed Concession Agreement with Mota-Engil.

On August 9, 2017, the foundation stone was laid on the first phase marking the commencement of construction works. even the contract agreement was signed in 2016, the construction work was delayed due to funding issues.

As of February 2018, 10% construction activities were completed.

Construction activities are underway on the first phase with completion scheduled by December 2019.Scope

The project involves the construction of a new airport on a 25km2 site with a capacity to handle 4.5 million passengers annually in Bugesera, Kigali, Rwanda.

The US$818 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of passenger terminals in the first phase

2. Construction of cargo terminals

3. Construction of a 4.2km runway

4. Construction of parking area

5. Construction of access roads

6. Construction of an office building

7. Construction of a presidential terminal

8. Construction of an air traffic control tower

9. Construction of a fire station and a fire training ground

10. Construction of maintenance areas

11. Construction of in-flight catering facilities

12. Installation of elevators

13. Installation of safety and security systemsReasons To Buy

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