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Quick question...is Tanga still the 2nd largest city in Tanzania, or is it Mwanza now
 

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Mwanza being the second largest city in Tanzania,

i have some concerns on the renders.:eek:hno::eek:hno::eek:hno:

-Where is the parking lot?
-Do we have some provision for shopping mall/s?
-Do we have a reliable road to&from the airport?, the single lane is not enough!!
-Mwanza being on the West of Serengeti and the fastest growing city in East Africa, is Tanzania ready to convice the tourists not to use Jommo Kenyatta Int.Airport after Serengeti exit from Karatu gate?
-Apart from Malaika Beach Resort own effort, is there a provision of the for Hotels within the Airport?

NAAAAAH:cheers:
 

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^^ I don't think the render is finished, if they build an airport with no parking in sight, then god help us
 

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i have some concerns on the renders. Where is the parking lot?
The focus of the expansion at Mwanza airport will be on the terminal, parking and other areas except the runway. Among the benefits of upgrading the Mwanza airport to international standards is that it will increase international flights and boost international business in the Lake Zone regions.
Source: http://www.dailynews.co.tz/index.php/local-news/33620-two-local-airports-set-for-major-expansion
 

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Thanks Alifazal,
I raised the concern following the questionable render released. Swahili saying:- Seeing is to believe and words doesn't raise anything.
With me, i don't think Arusha needed such expansion costing more than 100bn at the same time Kilimanjaro International Airport is also on expansion.
To be realistic perhaps Mwanza airport render was okay for Kigoma or Mbeya, Gents take a tour at Mwanza Airport today and comment.
I lived in Dar- the past 16years i spent in Dar and current last 4yrs in Mwanza, i'm a frequent flyer between these destinations, Mwanza is unstoppable it is growing very fast,
Goldmine companies now 5 sites have got charters that fly everyday to either Dar or Nairobi to connect international flights some they land at Mwanza for refueling. Most Burundians/Rwandees/EastCongelese opt for Nairobi JKIA,
Tanzania has an opportunity here lets discover and use it the right way.:banana::banana::banana:
 

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who is financing this?
SUB VOTE 2005: TRANSPORT INFRASTRU-CTURE DIVISION
4156
Construction of Kigoma Airport
3,500.00
27,800.00
31,300.00
GOT/IDA/EIB
4158
Construction of Mpanda Airport
1,800.00
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1,800.00
GOT
4159
Construction of Tabora Airport
2,800.00
12,800.00
15,600.00
GOT/IDA/EIB
4206
Construction of Songwe Airport
8,500.00
-
8,500.00
GOT
4209
Construction of Mwanza Airport
8,000.00
3,482.79
11,482.79
GOT/BADEA
4210
Construction of Arusha Airport
500.00
500.00
GOT

Benki ya Kiarabu ya Maendeleo ya Afrika (BADEA)
 

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Thanks RockyCity,

The good thing of this tower I found is positioned on top of the hill. An amazing look out as if you are at Ngorongoro or Lake Manyara look outs.
In few years to come We shall to see perhaps QANTAS and American Airways. Coming here from Perth and Atlanta (GA) straight carrying Tourists on the way to Serengeti Westerngate which is less than one hour drive from Mwanza.

Will keep you Updated in every stage until Completion-Cheers guys
 

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Overland visited the airport in mwanza and managed to see the construction of the control tower which is the only thing under construction at the moment, here below are the photos he managed to take.









Sijui ni macho yangu lakini ujenzi unaoendelea unaonekana kua mkubwa sana kua just Control Tower. Au labda due to angles that the photos are taken from.
 

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Sijui ni macho yangu lakini ujenzi unaoendelea unaonekana kua mkubwa sana kua just Control Tower. Au labda due to angles that the photos are taken from.
Kijan,

i didn't manage to find the render of this project even though will keep trying, the good thing is U/C

Perhaps you have never thought of but let me tell you today

This Airport will save as a hub for Greatlakes Zone, as i said earlier Serengeti Western entrance gate is just one hour or less drive. Therefore will expect to see many flights landing at this airport as i guess it might be the next option after Jommo Kenyatta Int Airport.
As you can see Alshabab troubles in Kenya are some of the shortcomings to use Jommo Kenyata Int Airport. Mwanza Airport will be there to take cover.

Kilimanjaro Int Airport might be at risk-(Take it or burn it its my thinking anyway). The reason why many flights can't land at KIA is because of the mountain on either sides. Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru causes troubles especially when it comes there is a delay and wait on air. This is not new, it is known by the management and that is reason Why Kilimanjaro Int airport is not operating at full capacity/just think yourself what was the next option when Jommo Kenyatta caught fire last time? KIA okay...... how many planes landed at KIA? Why Just one?????

Mwanza being above the sea level than Dar Es Saam or Coast in General is another natural merit have got, it takes few minutes for the plane to reach 35,000+ft above the Sea level and applies the same during landing/descending. At this stage again on advantage side.

Its for these reasons you see Mwanza is coming nicely but silent!:cheers:
 

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Overland visited the airport in mwanza and managed to see the construction of the control tower which is the only thing under construction at the moment, here below are the photos he managed to take.









Kijan,

i didn't manage to find the render of this project even though will keep trying, the good thing is U/C

Perhaps you have never thought of but let me tell you today

This Airport will save as a hub for Greatlakes Zone, as i said earlier Serengeti Western entrance gate is just one hour or less drive. Therefore will expect to see many flights landing at this airport as i guess it might be the next option after Jommo Kenyatta Int Airport.
As you can see Alshabab troubles in Kenya are some of the shortcomings to use Jommo Kenyata Int Airport. Mwanza Airport will be there to take cover.

Kilimanjaro Int Airport might be at risk-(Take it or burn it its my thinking anyway). The reason why many flights can't land at KIA is because of the mountain on either sides. Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru causes troubles especially when it comes there is a delay and wait on air. This is not new, it is known by the management and that is reason Why Kilimanjaro Int airport is not operating at full capacity/just think yourself what was the next option when Jommo Kenyatta caught fire last time? KIA okay...... how many planes landed at KIA? Why Just one?????

Mwanza being above the sea level than Dar Es Saam or Coast in General is another natural merit have got, it takes few minutes for the plane to reach 35,000+ft above the Sea level and applies the same during landing/descending. At this stage again on advantage side.

Its for these reasons you see Mwanza is coming nicely but silent!:cheers:
Overland,

I am all for the development of regional airports rather than investing in huge international airports. As a country TZ is large and the distribution of urban areas is spread out which creates big potential for air travel. We do not have the capital to make ATC into a big international carrier therefore we should focus on the home market. If we have proper airports in our urban areas we can not only transport people but also perishable goods. we need to get to a place where areas of the country specialise; where fresh veggies from Iringa are transported by air for consumption in Mwanza, Dodoma....., fresh flowers from Arusha will be transported to Znz, Mwanza etc. That is how the Govt should stimulate economic growth.

My view is that KIA should be a cargo hub, let Arusha airport be developed for passengers. Mwanza airport will not compete with KIA just as Znz airport will not compete with JINA or Bukoba compete with Mwanza. What will happen will be increased flights and investment in the air transport sector. Well it will definitely reduce people having to go through our neighbours to get to TZ.

All this is good for TZ as a whole. Go for it Mwanza
 

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Project overview

The airport is being upgraded from Aerodome Reference Code D to E i.e. accommodate aircraft with a wingspan of 52 - 60 metres and an Outer Main Gear Wheel Span of 9 - 14 metres. The project will cost about TSh 105 billion [GoT: 85 bn; BADEA and OFID 20 bn].

Source: http://issamichuzi.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/mhe-pinda-kukagua-ujenzi-wa-kiwanja-wa.html

Further reading: Aerodrome Standards: Aerodrome Design and Operations; Table 1-1. Aerodrome reference code, pg 17 http://www.icao.int/safety/Implementation/Library/Manual Aerodrome Stds.pdf


The 500 metre runway extension under construction. Image credit: Google Maps


It's great to note that there is ample space within the airport's vicinity for future expansion such as a second runway. Image credit: pparrado / Panoramio


Mwanza Air Force Base. Image credit: Hervato / Panoramio
 
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