Sierra Leone cancels controversial Chinese airport project

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The government of Sierra Leone has terminated all contract services with a Chinese construction firm for the construction of an airport.

Local media portals cited a letter from the aviation ministry which said it was “uneconomical to proceed with the construction of a new airport when the existing one is grossly underutilized.”

The proposed Mamamah International Airport was to be constructed by the China Railway Seventh Group. The $318m facility had a completion date of 2022 after it was launc…

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