17th February 2020
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Gov’t to borrow money for completing JIA terminal

Author : Memoscar Lasuba | Published: 3 years ago

The government is trying to acquire loans from investors to complete construction of the terminal at Juba International Airport, the minister of transport has said.

John Luke Jok said the ministry could not afford to fully pay the construction company it hired to build the terminal.

In January 2009, the government signed a contract with ROCO Construction Company and a Consultancy Firm of more than $73 million to build a modern terminal at the airport.

John Luk Jok said of the total amount, $45 million has been spent on the facility achieving only ninety percent of the work.

The minister said the companies are demanding for $15 million to finish the work.

“But nevertheless, we are trying our best to get investors to come and complete,” Mr Luk told Eye Radio.

The Minister said the ministry is discussing with three investment companies in South African, Switzerland, and Dubai to lend loans for completion of the terminal.

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