The Douala Worldwide Airport is being given a facelift after water leaked out of its roof early this week and flooded one of many airport’s terminals.
A viral video displaying rainwater dripping from the airport roof induced a stir on social media, prompting the federal government to swing into motion.
CRTV reported that water surprisingly gushed out of the roof on the passenger terminal after the roof was renovated as a part of normal renovations which are occurring on the airport.
As a part of the continued renovations, the federal government intends to assemble a workshop on the airport the place tools upkeep might be carried out.
The Upkeep Director on the airport, Jean Camille Ngono, stated the workshop will present sufficient house for aerodromes and different tools that must be repaired, including that this may assist clear off the runaways and supply higher entry into the airport.
The federal government says the airport might be given a brand new outlook as extra entry routes are opened and fashionable warehouses are constructed.
A latest rainwater leak on the airport shocked many. Water flooded the passenger corridor after a downpour that introduced down a piece of the roof on the passenger terminal.
Jean Camille Ngono advised CRTV that the patch has been mounted.
The Douala airport was final renovated previous to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations that was held in Cameroon in January and February 2022.
The power was commissioned in 1977 by former President Ahmadou Ahidjo, with a 2.8-kilometer-long runway and twelve parking bays.
The airport has a theoretical capability of 1.5 million passengers and 50,000 metric tonnes of freight per yr. Nevertheless, most of its infrastructure has turn out to be archaic and warrants renovation.
In 2016, the French Improvement Company famous that the airport wanted pressing renovation as a result of the aeronautical roads have been degraded, the terminal was primary and dilapidated, and didn’t enable passable operation when it comes to security and safety.
It proposed a undertaking value a number of billions of FCFA to renovate the airport.
The federal government is engaged on rebranding the airport and likewise growing its capability from 1.5 million passengers yearly to 2.5 million.