The Cape Town International Airport has received the final go-ahead on its proposed runway realignment from the Department of Environmental Affairs.
The airport's Deidre Davids says officials will fist have to secure and appoint a contractor, then conclude the detailed runway design before breaking ground.
Breaking ground is expected to take place in 2019 if all goes accordingly, Davids explains.
She advises that the lengthy construction project will take between 18 to 24 months to complete once the process starts.
Breaking ground is about a year away.— Deidre Davids, Senior Manager of Corporate Affairs at Cape Town International
The project meets all of the requirements and from an environmental impact perspective, we are good to go.— Deidre Davids, Senior Manager of Corporate Affairs at Cape Town International
We need to move the runway and that will enable future terminal expansion.— Deidre Davids, Senior Manager of Corporate Affairs at Cape Town International
Take a listen to Deidre Davids explain the potential impact of the enhanced runway:
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