Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Federal Government provides 10 million dollars towards Airport Runway safety

Prince Rupert's Digby Island Airport has received some welcome news from the Federal Government, with today's announcement that the Ministry of Transportation will be investing over 10 million dollars over two years on Airport related safety measures.

The money will be used for an overlay of Runway 13-31, Both Taxiways as well as the apron and on work to relocate visual aids at the Airport

Mayor Jack Musassllem offered up some thoughts on the funding through the Airports Capital Assistance Program at Transport Canada.

“The City of Prince Rupert and the Prince Rupert Airport Authority are very pleased with the support of the federal government, through ACAP, to invest in the rehabilitation of the airport’s runway, taxiways and apron pavement. Prince Rupert is the closest West Coast North American port to Asia and this airport improvement will support the growth of our community and enhance its attractiveness for investment in the LNG industry and port.” -- Jack Mussallem Mayor, City of Prince Rupert.

The runway and apron work is but a portion of what is shaping up to be a busy construction season for the Prince Rupert Airport.

Also set to get underway on Digby Island this month is a major 7 million dollar renovation of the Prince Rupert Airport Terminal building.

You can review the announcement from the Federal Government here. More background on the Airports Capital Assistance Program can be found here.

We have more items on developments with the Prince Rupert Airport and around the Northwest  available on our archive page.

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