The Malawi Government says renovation of Chileka International Airport in Blantyre will be completed by the end of this month.
According to the minister of transport and public works, Malisoni Ndau, the project of renovating the airport is going on well.
He however said government had expected that the project would be finalized in June but due to challenges they failed to meet the deadline.
“Everything has been going so good and we believe by this month end, everything will be okay. We planned that the project would have been completed last month but we met some challenges hence the delay.
“My ministry is working as per the wish of President Peter Mutharika to have internationally accepted standard airports in the country,” said Ndau.
The minister further said that the Mzuzu airport will soon be moved to a new place but before that, the current one will as well be renovated such that by the time the new airport will be constructed, the old one should be in condition and should be operating.
Ndau also disclosed that government is planning to construct a modern and international airport in Likoma with the aim of attracting more tourists.