Stalled Cargo Operations resume at the Eldoret International airport!


-The Trade Minister  has assured that the  government will quickly resolve some of the  existing challenges-  

Trade Cs Moses Kuria and Uasin Gishu Governor Jonathan Bii on an inspection tour at the Eldoret International Airport

Cabinet Secretaries Hon. Kipchumba Murkomen (Roads) and Hon. Moses Kuria (Investment and Industry), Thursday relaunched cargo flights at the Eldoret International Airport.

Cargo Operations at the airport had been interrupted for the last three months .

The Trade Minister  has assured that the  government will quickly resolve some of the  existing challenges   that have hampered Cargo transportation at the Airport .

“I am advised that the cost of transporting cargo through this airport is twice  as much compared to other airports ,this is largely informed  by the fact that the  runway should be  extended by another 500M to allow for  smooth landing of cargo planes ”He stated

CS Kuria has  affirmed  that the government  has initiated  talks to  acquire land  for the expansion of the Eldoret Airport runway.

Eldoret International airport is strategically located , benefiting over ten neighboring counties,it  is a crucial hub for storing and exporting agricultural products.

Uasin Gishu Governor Jonathan Bii is optimistic  that more job  opportunities will be created  at the  airport  even as  tea , flower and  vegetable farmers prepare  to maximize their profit  through export.

“With plans to elevate Eldoret to city status, I have urged the Ministry of Roads to expand the runway by 600 meters. This expansion will attract diverse aircraft, enhancing trade and connectivity in line with my vision for Eldoret’s growth.”Opined  the  governor.

Currently the airport has two scheduled International cargo flights and several ad hoc freighters per week.

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