24.1 C
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Home News Local News $60 Million RLB Int'l Airport Project Ongoing

$60 Million RLB Int’l Airport Project Ongoing

By Clive Bacchus

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The St. Christopher and Nevis Air and Seaport Authority’s enhancement project at the Robert L Bradshaw International Airport is expected to be completed within two months, according to the Tourism Minister Lindsay Grant.

Phase 1, completed in April 2019, consisted of the resurfacing of runways B and C. Solar lights were also installed on the runway and on all taxiways.

Phase 2, covers the resurfacing of Taxiway ‘A’ and a phased extension to include the resurfacing and reinforcement of the Apron to upgrade the airport’s superstructure.

“This work is expected to be completed in two months… ” Grant told reporters at a recent briefing at the airport.

The resurfacing of the apron would be done in Phase 3 but no date for that work has been announced.

“It is important to note that the cost of Phase One and Phase Two of the Airport Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project is $60.7 million. Of that amount, $24.5 million was financed by SCASPA using their internal funds and the remaining $36.2 million financed by loan funding.

The minister also said that a new elevator and baggage carousel were installed and a new conveyer belt commissioned.

SCASPA is also implementing the relevant COVID-19 regulations for the arrival and departure of passengers.

Most Popular

Nevis Jnr. Health Minister Brandy-Williams Delivers Address to Mark Breast Cancer Awareness Day

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS -- The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island...

Preparatory Work at Nevis’ Vance W. Amory Int’l Airport on Track For Border Reopening

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS -- The preparatory work being done at the Vance W. Amory International Airport in Nevis will be completed in time for...

IMF: COVID-19 Hit To Caribbean Similar To ‘Cardiac Arrest’

(Trinidad Guardian) The authors argued that since the Caribbean countries are dependent on tourism for anywhere between 20 to 90 percent of GDP and...

The Rotary Club of Liamuiga Marks Historic Progress Toward a Polio-Free World While Urging the Community to Help End the Paralyzing Disease

Basseterre, St. Kitts — Rotary members in St. Kitts and Nevis are taking action on World Polio Day to raise awareness and support to...

Appeal Court Overturns Judge’s TTFA Ruling

(Trinidad Guardian) FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been given the green light to retake control of the T&T Football Association (TTFA). Delivering a judgement during...

Search Continues For Teen After Landslide Flattens House, Kills Father

(Jamaica Observer) Efforts to find 15-year-old Sanique Leachman, who is suspected to have died after a major landslide in Shooter's Hill, Bull Bay, St...

AstraZeneca, J&J Resuming US Tests of COVID-19 Vaccines

(AP) Two drugmakers announced Friday the resumption of U.S. testing of their COVID-19 vaccine candidates. Testing of AstraZeneca’s vaccine candidate had been halted since early...

Prominent SKN Attorneys Call For End To The “Death Penalty”

By Devonne Cornelius St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) — The Abolition of the Death Penalty in St. Kitts and Nevis, and the wider Caribbean region,...

Sun Island Clothes Cements Its Relationship With The Explorers Clubs

Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 23, 2020 (RSCNPF): The Sun Island Clothes Limited has once again shown its support for the Explorers Clubs, but this...

Cuba Says US Trade Embargo Cost More Than $5B Last Year

(Reuters) HAVANA, Cuba--Cuba on Thursday said the decades-old US trade embargo, tightened under President Donald Trump, cost it a record total of more than...


Contact a Program
If you are interested in a program or advertising, send us a message.
Send Message
Signup for our Newsletter
We'll only be in touch when we've something exciting to share.
We never share your details
No thanks