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It has been eight months since the new terminal construction work started at Ivato airport. During the site visit made by President Rajaonarimampianina, Philippe Gesret, project manager at CMBI, the consortium of companies in charge of this project, said that a quarter of the work is completed with the assembly of the steel structures already delivered. Despite the current construction, the building is already starting to take shape and everyone could have an idea of what the future terminal will look like once construction is complete. At the same time, work on the tarmac II and the construction of the rotundas that are planned to support the footbridges of the future airport keeps on progressing. President Rajaonarimampianina announced that Madagascar deserves modern infrastructure that complies with established standards and that structural projects contribute to job creation. Indeed, the new terminal is built on an area of 17,500 m² and is designed according to international standards as well as that of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). It will be equipped with three footbridges that will allow passengers to board directly on their plane, without going through the tarmac. Its car park will accommodate up to four hundred cars.
As part of this major project, renovation work on the Ivato airport runway will also begin at the end of March-beginning of April 2018. It should be noted, however, that this work would not have been done without the uncompromising professionalism of three hundred workers from some twenty subcontractors who collaborated to carry out this project. According to a source at Ravinala Airports, the concessionaire of Ivato airport, all airport entities are aware of the launch of this work on the runway and Ravinala Airports makes all the necessary arrangements so that the work does not penalize traffic and will be done in a time slot that is agreed with all the concerned airline companies. There will be something to be proud of when this work is completed.