DAR ES SALAAM, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a 272.12 million U.S. dollars loan to Tanzania for the construction of a new international airport in capital Dodoma, the bank said in a statement on Friday.
The statement said the new international airport will be built in at Msalato, 12 kilometers away from the capital.
"The project involves the construction of high-capacity airport infrastructure to meet the expected growth in air transport from the city's new role as the administrative capital of Tanzania," said the statement.
It said work will be carried out over four years and will include a passenger terminal, a runway and air navigation equipment.
The project includes other related operational services such as a fuel distribution company, water supply systems, electrical power distribution substations and a fire-fighting service, said the statement.
The new facility is expected to handle about one million passengers annually, according to the statement.