The Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines has set aside US$27.7m for the completion of Argyle International Airport. The US$270m airport will replace the existing E T Joshua Airport near Kingstown when complete.
According to news site Carribean360, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves told parliament that after several delays, the airport would be ready in 2015.
He said, “As always, our government makes contingency plans in the event of the delay in the draw-down of grants or soft-loans. This has been a constant factor in the life of the airport’s construction.
“The pavement works have already commenced with the placement of the base and sub-base for the runway, aprons and taxiways.
“The asphalt pavement works and the concrete works on the aerodrome are scheduled for completion by the end of May 2015.
“Several airlines have expressed interest in adding St. Vincent and the Grenadines to their routes. Air services agreements are expected in the first half of 2015 with several of them. Similarly, plans have been elaborated for the finalization in respect of management of the airport.”
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