New Airport for Awassa
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The Ethiopian Airports Enterprise (EAE) announced that a location for the building of a new airport at Awassa has been acquired and the design work is underway.
In the last Ethiopian fiscal year alone, Awassa, which is the capital city of the Southern Region, is visited by more than 631,000 Ethiopians and foreign tourists that help for the gain of 130 million Br in revenue.
It is indicated that the way of transportation to the city being limited to the road transport only, greatly hinders the great many visitors that might want to have air transport to come to the city. For the building of the airport, the Ethiopian Airports Enterprise has received a land and the design work is being done with the cost of one million Birr which is believed to be completed in four months time.
Source: Addis Fortune