St Lucia: BVI government to engage public on plans to develop airport

The Dr. Orlando Smith-led administration is moving ahead with plans to development the main international airport located on Beef Island.
In a recent press release, the Officer of the Premier said an application has already been admitted to the Town and Country Planning Department and talks about the development will be held with residents on Thursday to discuss the application.

According to the final draft of the ruling National Democratic Party government’s Recovery and Development Plan, the multi-million-dollar development will see the “expansion of the airport runway to 7,100 feet along with the expansion of the apron and terminal building, through public-private partnership where government will manage security and air traffic control while the private firm will finance, build and operate the airport for a period of 25-30 years.”
This application is based on a promise made by Smith that the airport development will see some progress before his time as government leader ends.
Smith’s premiership is expected to end on or before April 16, the deadline for the 2019 General Election to be held.

Source: St. Lucia News

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