Construction of Terminal 3 at the Julius Nyerere Airport (JNIA) in Tanzania is almost complete.
This is according to Gemma Modu, Engineers Registration Board (ERB) Vice-Chairperson.
Modu said that the project is 70% complete with total completion of the project expected in May 2019.
“The time of project completion has extended due to various challenges including availability of quality construction materials which are bought from abroad. It takes time for the materials to arrive in the country. Time of shifting from one phase to another also affected the project,” said Modu.
According to ERB Quantity Surveyor and Board Director, Samuel Marwa, the project will now cost $37.3 million more than the initial cost of US $249.2 million.
Julius Nyerere Airport, located 12km from the city centre, has flights to destinations across Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
It was named after Tanzania’s first democratic President Julius Nyerere.