KK & SMK Airports
China Jiangsu Corporation International began construction of the new passenger terminal at the Kenneth Kaunda Airport in 2015. The project was financed by the Government of Zambia and Exim Bank of China at a cost of $360 million. The airport has a cargo handling capacity of 9,280 tons a year with 9,000 square meters of warehouse facilities.
The Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe Airport (located 20km West off the Ndola – Kitwe dual carriage way) also began construction in 2015 under the same company. The area is significant as it is in close proximity to the site where Swedish-bon Dag Hammarskjold, UN Secretary General, died in a plane crash on 18th September 1961 whilst trying to bring peace in DRC. The total cost of the Ndola Airport was estimated at $397 million, through a loan financed by Exim Bank of China. The projected was completed in 2021.
UMCIL proudly supplied around 2,000 metric tonnes of steel for completion of the two Airport projects.
- 2, 000 Metric Tonnes for both airports