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New air traffic tower to be commissioned in MoBay this year

Published:Monday | January 2, 2017 | 1:36 PM
The air traffic control tower at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James.

A new air traffic tower is to be commissioned into service at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James, this year.

Late last year, a 131-foot tower was constructed at the Norman Manley Airport in Kingston.

It replaced the previous facility which served the airport for over 40 years.

Air traffic controllers have been uneasy over the past year amid concerns that the towers were outdated with inefficient equipment.

Jamaica received $1.9 billion or CA$20 million to help in the construction of the state-of-the-art air traffic control towers.

Transport Minister Mike Henry says the modernisation programme is a signal to local and international interests that the Government is committed to providing service of the highest international standards.