RGM Airport baggage handling system commissioned

By ZBC Reporter

ZIMBABWE is moving with speed to have world class aviation infrastructure and services, with a three million US dollar baggage handling system having been commissioned at Robert Gabriel Mugabe international airport this Wednesday.

The upgrading and modernisation of the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport is progressing well with the installation of a three million US dollar baggage handling system now complete.

Transport and infrastructural development Minister, Honourable Felix Mhona noted that the project is part of government’s thrust towards infrastructure development and the modernisation agenda.

The project was done in two phases, the contractor finished installation of phase two of the programme through successful site acceptance testing at the end of August 2021.This is government’s commitment, he said.

Meanwhile, the Air Traffic Control Communication System Project through which airports and sites will receive new ground to air radio communication systems is now at an advanced stage.

We have other projects which will be complete by May next hear such as the Air traffic control communication system project, the navigation Aids systems project, the secondary radar systems surveillance programme which will provide national coverage for transponder equipment, he added.

Government is accelerating its drive of modernising key infrastructure such as the Beitbridge border post and the country’s aviation infrastructure in its quest to attain an upper middle income economy by 2030.

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