Two Turkish companies, Limak and Summa, won a tender to complete the construction of the Aéroport International Blaise-Diagne Airport (AIBD) in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, according to a written statement published on April 28.

Some 70 percent of the construction works in the airport have been completed in the last seven years. After completing construction, the two companies will have the right to operate the airport for 25 years through a joint venture in which the Senegal state will have also stake, said the statement.

Limak and Summat expect to complete construction in the next eight months for an invested 466 million euros in total.

While the annual passenger traffic of the existing Dakar airport was 2 million in 2015, this figure is expected to increase to 3 million and gradually to 5 million after the new airport begins operations.

Limak has been one of the partners in the consortium now building Istanbul’s third airport. The company also built Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport and operated the airport for a while before it sold its stakes in the airport.

The company has been building terminals in a number of airports throughout the region.

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