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CANOUAN AIRPORT RUNWAY CURRENTLY BEING REPAIRED

The Roads, Buildings and General Services Authority (BRAGSA) has commenced repair work on the Canouan Airport runway.

The work which started on Monday October 12, 2020 will see the repair of 7,839 square feet of the runway. This will be done in the form of Asphalt and Perma patching.

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In addition to the repairs, BRAGSA conducted soil testing. The project, spearheaded by the Ministry of Transport and Works, and the Argyle International Airport (AIA) is being done at a cost of $610, 000 dollars. It is scheduled to be completed on Saturday October 17, 2020.

The Canouan Jet Airport was opened on May 11th, 2008 at a cost of EC $58 million dollars.

The project included the extension of the runway, new air-field lighting, expansion of the terminal building and the control towers, and was a joint venture between the government, which contributed EC$41 million (US$15 million), and investor Antonio Saladino, of Canouan Resorts Development (CRD) Group of Companies, whose company contributed $3.5 million in cash and other services.

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