K100m to upgrade Madang airport

Madang airport will be upgraded and extended to cater for a full capacity Fokker aircrafts.

National Airport Corporation, Managing Director, Richard Yopo announced this recently.

In a breakfast meet with Madang Governor Peter Yama, Director Yopo said Madang airport upgrade work will commence shortly.

He said NAC is in the design stages and will commence work as soon as funds are available.

Yopo added that the upgrade and extension of the airport will cost about K100 million.

Governor Yama welcomed the news as a good news for the people of Madang.

He said for so long the people of Madang have been waiting for this development and the timing is also right as the airport upgrade will uplift the face of Madang in terms of tourism.

The announcement of the airport upgrade was also earlier announced by Prime Minister Peter O’Neill in 2016.

He said the Government would begin to extend the Madang airport runway, build a new terminal and undertake a major maintenance of the town roads.

PM O’Neill added that Madang would become an important venue for the APEC meetings and it was important that work begin now before the APEC Summit in November.

Freddy Mou