Namibia’s Walvis Bay International Airport new Terminal Building was inaugurated by Namibian President Hage Geingob on Friday.
The new building was built by Chinese construction company New Era Investments and will be able to handle a sustained passenger flow of 200 passengers per hour.
The total cost of the new terminal building was about 95 million Namibian dollars (8 million U.S. dollars).
The building is energy efficient as it makes use of active and passive design measures to minimize its carbon footprint.
The terminal development has been accompanied by upgrades of adjacent aprons. It also offers an increased number of restaurants, retailers, car rental services and other public services.
Walvis Bay International Airport is the busiest airport at Namibia’s coastline with primary clients being from holiday travellers, mining, and fishing industries.