Zimbabwe renames main airport after Mugabe, plans $153 mln upgrade

Zimbabwe renames main airport after Mugabe, plans $  153 mln upgradeZimbabwe will upgrade its main airport at a cost of $ 153 million in an effort to attract more visitors, state media reported on Thursday, as authorities renamed the airport in honour of 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe. Harare International Airport will from Thursday be known as Robert Mugabe International Airport and is expected to undergo an upgrade so that it can handle 6.5 million passengers a year, more than double its current capacity. Accepting the honour, Mugabe said renaming the airport was “a great gesture” to him and his family.



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