Airport expansion set to takeoff

A Management Committee has been established to oversee the upcoming Eastern Caribbean (EC) $50 million upgrade and expansion project at the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport.
Chairman of the Board of the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA), Mr. Linkon Maynard said the Airport Project Management Committee has been appointed by the Board to oversee the successful completion of the project, which is to begin in the next three months.

“The Project will see the resurfacing of the airport’s runway, the coating of the existing aircraft apron, and the construction of a new aircraft apron to accommodate six (6) large wide-bodied aircraft,” said Maynard in a statement.

He said a major objective of the newly-established Airport Project Management Committee is to recommend the selection of a contractor for the Project, amongst several pre-qualified contractors that have already submitted their bids for review.

“In addition to selecting a contractor, the Committee will assess the Project’s contractual arrangements and recommend a structure that ensures the successful completion of the Project according to specifications, within budget, and on time,” Maynard disclosed.

He announced the appointment of Senior Advisor to the Authority, Mr. Samer Jumean, to Chair the Committee.  Jumean has been functioning in the advisory capacity since June last year.

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Other members of the Committee include General Manager, Mr. Donald Cable; Airport Manager Mr. Denzil Jones, Assistant Airport Manager, Mr. Robert Warner and Senior Project Officer, Mr. Ernest Robinson.

At an estimated cost of EC$50 million, the Expansion Project is slated for completion before the end of 2006, to ensure readiness ahead of the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
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