U.S. DFC Approves $150M Loan for Freetown International Airport

In the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2023, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) approved a $150 million loan for the expansion, renovation, and operation of the Freetown International Airport in Sierra Leone. This investment aims to improve transportation infrastructure in West Africa.

The New Freetown International Airport is built with a capacity of 1,2 million passengers per year. It features a modern presidential terminal and a modern passenger terminal with two bridges and cargo handling facilities. On the airside, a new parallel taxiway, a new passenger apron, a new presidential apron, and the rehabilitation of the 3200 m x 45 m runway have all been completed. 

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