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St Vincent and the Grenadines to get first international airport by year end

Published:Saturday | August 9, 2014 | 6:33 PM

Construction of the first ever international airport in St Vincent and the Grenadines is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

The head of the company that is carrying out the project says the new facility should be ready to start receiving flights by June next year.

The timelines were revealed as officials from the International Airport Development Company-led St Vincent Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves and members of his Cabinet on a tour of the project.

The tour comes almost nine years since Gonsalves first outlined plans to build the nation’s first international airport.

Despite several missed deadlines, Gonsalves says he is satisfied that notwithstanding challenges with the disbursements of funds already secured, the project will be substantially completed by the end of this year.

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