Abidjan, December 20, 2022 – The Ivorian Prime Minister, Patrick Achi, launched on December 19, 2022 in Abidjan, the third phase of the extension works of the Felix Houphouet-Boigny International Airport (FHB), which will enable to meet the increase in passenger traffic.
“Modernizing and expanding our airport is to strengthen this central hub of West Africa, towards the reference markets that are the 130 million French-speaking inhabitants of WAEMU and the 400 million of ECOWAS,” said Patrick Achi.
The Head of Government also revealed that this modernization will enable the air sector to further accelerate the dynamics of Ivorian growth, whose long-term average is over 7%, by welcoming more investors, entrepreneurs and tourists.
He added: “The continuous growth of our passenger traffic, in connection with that of our economy, required this modernization and expansion of our airport, which represents a substantial investment of CFAF 330 billion. This will allow us to welcome 5 million passengers per year at the end of the works”.
For the French Minister of Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty, Bruno Le Maire, “this project reflects to the rest of the world the rise in power of Côte d’Ivoire, which is attracting more and more human, commercial and financial flows.
As for the Minister of Transport, Amadou Koné, this project, which will be completed in 2026, “is designed to fit into the vision of improving mobility in the city of Abidjan. It includes the construction of two lagoon terminals in Cocody and Port-Bouët, to relieve congestion on Boulevard Valéry Giscard d’Estaing. Thus, the inhabitants of North Abidjan will be able to complete their travel formalities in Cocody and reach the airport via the lagoon.
Source : Primature CI