The government is considering the option of building a new international airport at Pram pram in the Dangme West District in the Greater Accra Region to ease the pressure on the Kotoka International Airport (KIA). The cost of the project is not yet known, but t is expected to run into millions of dollars.
The land for the project has already been identified and reserved, while processes are underway to complete the acquisition of the land. The Minister of Transport, Alhaji Collins Dauda, made this known in Accra Monday after leading a delegation to visit the families of those who died in the plane crash at the Hajj Village near the El-Wak Stadium in Accra last Saturday.
He said air traffic activities at the KIA had increased over the years and that there was the need to construct another international airport in the green belt as an alternative to the KIA.
He indicated that a team of surveyors from the Survey department was already on the land working and as soon as the work was completed, the government would invite individuals and business entities interested in the project to come up with a conceptual design.