The Minister of Transport, Hon. Madut Biar Yel said the ministry is planning to extend airport terminals into domestic terminal and international terminals to create enough space in the Airport.
He revealed this on Friday while briefing the President on the progress of his ministry.
President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Friday was briefed by the Minister of Transport, Hon. Madut Biar Yel on the new developmental projects aimed at refurbing and extending airport terminals at Juba International Airport.
The new projects include, construction of Juba Air Traffic Management System, ATMS center, new Air Traffic control tower and operation building, surveillance system, navigation system, communication system, civil engineering equipment such as meteorological facilities.
The meeting focused on administrative issues that related to airport management and the ministry plans to build control stations in Wau and Malakal as well as installed radars in Rajaf, Malakal, Bor and Kapoeta.
“We discuss a number of issue, and the main thing was the air trafficking management system that building the system allow south Sudan to control the lower and upper air space,” said Yel.
Madut said the new projects include the construction of the Juba Air Traffic Management System, a new Air Traffic control tower, and an operation building.
“The project is progressing very well. 80-85 percent of the civil work has been completed by the contractors, and 90% of the equipment of this project is in the side in Juba and the tower is almost complete.”
Minister Madut also says the government plans to build control stations in Wau and Malakal airstrip, and install radars in Rajaf, Malakal, Bor, and Kapoeta.
Speaking to the state-owned broadcaster – SSBC, Madut said the meeting also discussed renovating River and Railway transport to ease transportation in the country.
He further said the ministry plans to extend airport terminals into the domestic terminal and international terminals to create enough space in the Airport.
Madut Biar Yel called on the ministry of finance to release funding for the completion of the remaining stages.
The newly established lower airspace was launched in partnership with aviation solutions provider NavPass, working on airspace design, and installation of a fully automated and AI-powered fee collection system.
This is in compliance with the latest International Civil Aviation Organization safety guidelines, government regulations, and best practice.