New Terminal III building must delivery quality services to travelers

16Apr 2021
By Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
New Terminal III building must delivery quality services to travelers

​​​​​​​ZANZIBAR President Dr Hussein Ali Mwinyi has said construction of the new passenger building (Terminal III)  at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (AAKIA) should go hand in hand with the provision of quality services to travelers.

Dr. Mwinyi made the remarks yesterday at AAKIA, when he visited the new Terminal III building, which is in the final stages of completion.

He said the construction of the building was done to improve access to quality services for travelers, “that’s why it is important for the construction supervisors to ensure various defects in the building are repaired so that there is a better service delivery.”

Dr Mwinyi said he was satisfied with the progress made and asked the construction supervisors to rectify minor deficiencies in order to have a modern airport facility.

He mentioned the areas that need to be addressed, including the addition of immigration kiosks, a cargo inspection area as well as the addition of machines for Customs officials.

Dr Mwinyi urged the supervisors of the construction to ensure that there are posters providing flight information, as in all international airports in the world, which has not been done so far.

President Mwinyi urged them to complete the various steps remaining in front of the building, including the planting of leaves, the construction of fences and roads to give the airport good outlook for visitors.

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Works, Communications and Transport, Amour Hamil Bakar, said the construction of the building is in the final stages of completion, which is expected to be handed over to the government in early May, 2021.

Bakar said the construction has reached more than 90 percent, citing some of the issues that will be addressed in the near future, including the handling of ‘internet’ systems, immigration systems as well as inspection systems.

During the visit, President Dr. Mwinyi visited various parts of the building, including the luggage inspection area, security area, passport inspection, local and foreign passenger, and VIP lounges.

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