Dominica Budget 2023: International Airport passenger terminal building work to begin in Aug 2024

Dominica is set to begin work on the passenger terminal building of “The International Airport in August 2024.

Dominica Budget 2023: International Airport passenger terminal building work to begin in Aug 2024
Dominica Budget 2023: International Airport passenger terminal building work to begin in Aug 2024

Roseau, Dominica: Dominica is set to begin work on the passenger terminal building of “The International Airport in August 2024. During the presentation of budget 2023/24, Finance Minister Dr Irving McIntyre announced that the work will also be started on the runway, taxiway and apron in October 2025.

He said that over the next two years, Dominica will see significant progress in the construction of the International Airport. The continued development of the site will include major earth works, construction of culverts and new roads and the installation of the perimeter fence in this fiscal year.

The International Airport is known as the critical option for the overall transformation and development of the economy. It will catalyst the socio-economic aspect of Dominica. The project will mark as the significant step in facilitating the growth of all sectors of the economy, and in particular, the agriculture, tourism and trade sectors.

While shedding light on the progress of the project, Finance Minister Dr McIntyre announced that the contractor has mobilized. He said that Dominica has also started the wok on the construction of temporary supporting facilities for workshop and storage as well as for mixing concrete and asphalt.

The construction of the International Airport will mark as the significant step for the positive chance in the economic sector of the country. Dr McIntyre said that all sectors need to align themselves to maximize the many opportunities which will be derived from this very important project.

“We only have to look at the positive impact of the introduction of the American Airlines direct flight from Miami, to begin to understand the transformational impact of an airport that will allow direct flights from Europe, Canada and different parts of the United States, ”McIntyre.

Further, the project will open new avenues for the export of the product. It will expand the economy and improve the lives and livelihoods of all the people. Besides this, the hoteliers, tour operators, bars and restaurants, farmers and fisher folk will all benefit from the project.

READ HERE: Highlights of Budget 2023/24