Governor Aleu appeals for support to complete airport construction

Governor Aleu appeals for support to complete airport construction
Governor of Eastern Equatoria State, Louis Lobong Lojore (left), National Minister of Youth and Sports, Dr. Albino Bol Dhieu, WBGS Governor Sarah Cleto, and Warrap State Governor, Gen Aleu Ayieny Aleu pose for a photo during the GSSR held in Wau on Staurday. [Photo: courtesy]

Warrap State Governor Aleu Ayieny Aleu has called on the national government to continue supporting the construction of the Akon International Airport.

He made the statement on Friday after visiting the airport’s construction site.

According to the engineers, the construction of the airport is expected to be completed in two years.

Aleu said the Akon International Airport will serve the country and the region in the sectors of trade and agriculture.

He said the progress on the construction was on the right tract but appealed to the national government to continue providing more support for the successful completion of the work.

He said Akon International Airport is one of the most important projects for the development process of the country.

He said once completed, the airport would receive international flights from neighbouring countries.

Governor Aleu stressed that the airport is the hope of the citizens of the Bahr el-Ghazal region in particular as it will improve their lives.

“I appeal to the central government to continue providing support to complete the construction of Akon International Airport and that the support does not stop.”

The director of the company executing the construction of the airport said that the company will build the airport with high-quality specifications and keep pace with the times.

“The construction of Akon International Airport will cost $ 15 million and we build the airport runway according to the design requested.”

In May, Vice President for Service Cluster, Hussein Abdelbagi Akol lay the foundation stone for the construction of Akon International Airport in Warrap State.

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