Pebane had a disused airfield that has fallen to ruins due to lack of funding. To ensure the progress of Fire Island Conservation projects, a useable airfield is crucial. Fire Island gained the permissions of local government and Quelimane Civil Aviation and has already started with a self-funded project to improve the Pebane Airfield.
The runway, which was used by locals to plant ‘casava’, was cleared, markers were planted and the first flight recently landed at the airfield.
The whole community came out to witness the event and there was a great festive atmosphere.
More funding is needed to improve the airport building and make further improvements to the landing strip.