The Moi International Airport in Mombasa will be upgraded using $70 million (Sh7 billion), Transport CS James Macharia said on Tuesday.
Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony for the rehabilitation of Airside Pavements and Airfield Ground Lighting System at the airport, Macharia said the project is expected to take 24 months to be completed.
He said the last time the airport underwent major rehabilitation was in 1994.
He said Moi International Airport in Mombasa caters for 80 per cent of all the international tourists coming to Kenya, but it has not been put to its optimal use.
Tourism CS Najib Balala, who has accompanied Macharia, said the airport has the capacity to handle over two million passengers annually, but only operates at 300,000 passengers annually. -The Star