Serowe/Palapye airport construction on hold

source: BOPA
10 February, 2010

SEROWE – A project aimed at constructing an airport between Serowe and Palapye has been put on hold until further notice.

In response to a BOPA questionnaire, the Public Affairs Manager of the Botswana Civil Aviation Authority, Mr Dan Peke said invitations for tenders to pursue the environmental impact and archeological impact assessments in relation to the project were rescinded due to financial constraints.

An advert had been placed in the Botswana Guardian newspaper dated December 18, 2009 stating that the tender No: CAAB 01/09-10(1), consultancy services for environmental impact assessment and mitigation plan for the proposed Serowe airport project, which was published in the Botswana Gazette, the Guardian and Echo Newspapers of the period 13 to18 August 2009 and closed on September 2009 at 1000 hrs, had been cancelled.

The airport was due to be established 20km from Serowe on the way to Palapye near the [continue reading]

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