Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) hosted a team from Entebbe Municipal Council’s Physical Planning Committee on Friday 17th August, 2018 and the two parties agreed to comprehensively share details of on-going and future airport development plans.
In a fruitful meeting held at Entebbe International Airport (EIA), CAA’s Manager Aerodrome Engineering Planning and Development, Eng. Ronald Twesigye briefed the Committee team about the progress of works for Upgrade and Expansion of the airport, which are aimed at improving on efficiency and enhancing service delivery to meet the growing passenger traffic at EIA.
Key among the projects being implemented by CAA is expansion of the current Passenger Terminal Building, construction of a new 100,000 tones Cargo Centre, expansion of the Aircraft Parking Aprons, works on Taxiways, strengthening and rehabilitation of runway 12/30, and relocation of the fuel farm, among others.
Speaking on behalf of the visiting team, the Town Clerk of Entebbe Municipal Council (EMC), Mr. Charles Magumba encouraged CAA to regularly share its development plans with the Municipal Council to foster better planning for the municipality. He said that while the Council was aware of the expansion of the Passenger Terminal Building, they didn’t have details of the other on-going projects. The Municipal Council received a submission on the drawings of the cargo centre, the assessment was given to CAA, and the process is yet to be completed.
Mr. Magumba urged CAA to submit structural plans of all planned projects to the municipal council so that EMC is part of the airport planning processes.
The Municipal Engineer, Mr. Richard Male Mukasa applauded CAA on the on-going developments.
“Our visit is just to create rapport with CAA as a development partner. We need to know about the status of your projects so that we help you plan better,” he said.
After a tour of the on-going works on the Expansion of the Passenger Terminal Building, the two parties agreed to have regular coordination planning meetings about the current and future projects. Ends