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Hewanorra International Airport Redevelopment Project set for take-off

By Ministry of Infrastructure

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(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The long anticipated redevelopment of the Hewanorra International Airport in Vieux Fort is scheduled to take flight very soon.

This new glimmer of hope for the multi-million-dollar project was revealed by the Minister responsible for Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour, Honourable Stephenson King, during his presentation on the 2018/2019 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure Debate.

The Government of Saint Lucia is in the final stage of negotiations with the project developer, for the construction of a world-class airport with all modern amenities. The new airport will help place Saint Lucia`s tourism industry on par with other international destinations.

The project also compliments Government`s broader plan for the development of the South, which will result in the creation of new and thriving economic streams in Vieux Fort and environs. Once in motion, the Project will generate substantial jobs for skilled workers and contractors, thus stimulating economic activity.

In his address to the Parliament on March 21, 2018, Minister King said the current administration intends to bring the airport project back to the gates of execution before the end of this year. In preparation Minister King just recently led a delegation on a business tour of the Miami International Airport to assess designs and meet with key project partners.

The Prime Minister Hon. Allen Chastanet will further announce plans for the commencement of the Hewanorra International Airport, when he presents his Budget Policy Address in Parliament on April 3, 2018.

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10 comments

  1. Where. Is. THe. Hospital. For the. Airport

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  2. Some positive news. HIA is deplorable at the moment and something needs to be done ASAP.

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  3. Let's hope this is an actual project, and not a smoke screen, again. The taxes and "FEES" when traveling into UVF is RIDICULOUS...
    Saint Lucia - Passenger Facility Fee (EW) $5.00 USD
    Saint Lucia - Facilitation Charge (II) $0.40 USD
    Saint Lucia - Security Charge (IJ) $4.80 USD
    Saint Lucia - J1 $35.00 USD
    Saint Lucia - Airport Service Charge (KS) $53.00 USD

    Total: $98.20 US DOLLARS PER PASSENGER

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    • If you're traveling often enough for that fee of US$98. to be a problem, then chances are you're in a financial position to afford it.

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      • It is unfair to ask anyone; whether they can afford it or not, to pay a "fee" that sits there or is used to fatten somebody's pockets. Furthermore, the public has no record of how much money was collected then (and now), and HOW that money was used. Is anyone privy to these negotiations and plans? How many times have we heard that the airport was being "upgraded"?

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  4. I wonder how many thousands of passports this is going to cost ?

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  5. LUCIANS! BRACE YOURSELVES! BOBOL INCOMING!

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  6. All this happening in a certain gentleman's backyard, love it.

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    • Must say inbthe last 5 years i heard nothing of new projects, in the last year and a half i have seen the expansion of the harbour and talks of this new airport. If it continues this way that will be great. I also want o see st.Jude become operational, then i will be sold on this administration. The cdb report also looks promising. Itbcan be read at caribank.org

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