Avic International, the contractor engaged by Government to build the Copperbelt International Airport has moved on site and is ready to start works.
Government will spend Five Hundred and Twenty Two Million US dollars on the project.
Copperbelt Permanent Secretary Elias Kamanga has further disclosed that over four hundred households will be relocated from the area where the new airport will be constructed.
Mr. Kamanga says the process of verifying details of the 496 households to be displaced before they can be compensated and relocated to pave way for the works has started.
He has told a media briefing in Ndola that in the next ten days, officers from Cabinet Office will start verifying details of the affected households to be displaced.
The Copperbelt Permanent Secretary said once the new airport is constructed, it will re-position the Copperbelt and the country as a hub for air traffic in the region.
He revealed that one million passengers will be passing through the airport on an annual basis.
Among the facilities to be constructed at the facility include an air traffic tower, a five star hotel, a cargo terminal, a passenger terminal, a fire station and run way.