Grenada Planning Airport Expansion

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Grenada is planning a major expansion of its Maurice Bishop International Airport.

The project is being backed by a $66 million concessional loan from China, according to a government release.

The project will include a parallel taxiway, loading bridges, a bypass road, passenger terminals, a second apron for cargo and an emergency center, according to Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell.

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According to Wendy Williams, general manager of the Maurice Bishop International Airport, the expansion project will be “carefully planned to ensure [our] ability to adequately manage debt servicing.”

“We are going to have a parallel taxiway; two taxiway bridges and we also, of course, have about three loading bridges, among other projects like airport administration and emergency centre; cargo facilities; a second apron for cargo and general aviation operations, among others.” she said.

It’s a major potential boost for an island whose tourism industry has been rapidly rising.

Source CaribbeanJournal

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