The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has set aside cash to rehabilitate several Airstrips in the Country.
Last week, Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa and Governor Ojaamong visited Nangina area in Samia Sub County which is the proposed site for the Airstrip in Busia.
KAA carried out a feasibility study in the County where it assessed various sites for the proposed airstrip.
Among the sites they visited included Nangina in Samia,
Nangina was identified as the best place.
The minimum requirements for an airstrip include the site which should be at least 5km from the border between two Countries, minimum acreage required of 10 hectares with prospects of expanding it to 200ha to accommodate an international airport in future.
Other requirements include access to tarmac road, water, electricity, and proximity to a railway line.
Prospects of having the Standard Gauge Railway pass through Kwangamor in Teso South en route to Malaba border makes Nangina suitable.