President John Mahama is expected to cut sod for the construction of the new Terminal at the Kotoka International Airport which will be known as Terminal 3.
The event is expected to come on at the end of February 2016.
This comes after the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) last year secured a loan of 250 million dollars for the construction of the Terminal 3 by a consortium of banks led by Ecobank Capital.
The completion of the facilities at the Kotoka International Airport will help accommodate the increasing passengers and increasing number of airlines using the KIA.
Chief Director of the Ministry of Transport, Twumasi Ankrah Selby said the Turkish construction giant, Mapa and Gunal Construction, who are going to execute the project are already on site mobilizing.
“The contractor has up to approximately the first quarter of 2018 to complete the project,” Twumasi Ankrah Selby said.
The new terminal will be situated at the round air side stretching to the Old Fire Service area, to the Hanger area of KIA and about 5 million passengers are expected to use the facility in a year.