Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls International Airport is set to become the first airport in the country to be powered by solar if ongoing discussions between the civil aviation body and prospective investors come to fruition, state radio reported on Monday.According to the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) is considering proposals from prospective investors who want to establish a solar farm near the airport which will provide solar energy to one of the country’s busiest entry points.
A CAAZ official Tawanda Gusha told the ZBC that the authority is in the process of considering bids from the prospective investors.
“We are considering the bids with a view to engage the partner so that this airport becomes a green airport,” Gusha said.
He said the project would be used as a pilot for other airports across the country.
The proposed project is expected to see the recently refurbished Victoria Falls International Airport joining the list of other popular green airports around the world.