According to the bank's website, the project aims to "help deliver outputs and mitigate the project risks under the Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport Expansion Project through capacity development and implementation support. The project loan was approved on 2 September 2021. The project will improve facilities at Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport (PNLIA) in Dili, the main gateway airport to Timor-Leste, with extension of the airport runway to meet international safety standards and construction of a new air traffic control tower, taxiways, aprons, and an aeronautical ground lighting system to support the upgraded runway. The project will also enhance the organizational and management capacity of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC), the Air Navigation Administration of Timor-Leste, and the Civil Aviation Authority of Timor-Leste to ensure the long-term sustainability of the airport facility and operation. The project will help to establish better air connectivity within and outside the country by enhancing the efficiency and safety of air transport of passengers and goods. Private sector participation is envisaged for the operation and maintenance of the airport, and the government has already appointed the International Finance Corporation as its transaction advisor."
Council for Administration of the Infrastructure Fund
Palacio do Governo,Ministry of Finance
Edificio 5, 1 Andar Dili, Timor-Leste
Southeast Asia Department
Transport and Communications Division, SERD
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