Enhancing Safety in Manitoba
ST. ANDREWS, MB, Aug. 1, 2014 /CNW/ - James Bezan, Member of Parliament for Selkirk—Interlake, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced that the Government of Canada is investing $1,902,398 for the rehabilitation of existing visual aids and the installation of new visual aids and associated electrical infrastructure at the St. Andrews Airport.
This work will ensure continued safe visibility and airport operation for flight crews, passengers, employees and medical evacuations.
Funding comes from Transport Canada's Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP).
- To date, through ACAP, the St. Andrews Airport has received over $4.9 million in funding for 10 safety projects, including today's announcement.
- Previous projects included the rehabilitation of airside pavement and edgelighting and the replacement of a runway sweeper, snowplow truck and snowblower.
- Since the program started, the Government of Canada has invested more than $628 million for 771 projects at 174 airports across the country.
"The St. Andrews Airport is a vital gateway for local residents, businesses, trade and tourism. This investment will enhance safety for travellers and residents while supporting productivity and economic growth in the region."
Member of Parliament for Selkirk—Interlake
"The Rural Municipality of St. Andrews is very appreciative of the substantial financial support from the Federal Government. St. Andrews Airport is not only a great municipal asset, but also a huge economic benefit for our community. Since taking ownership, our goal was to own and operate a safe and viable airport, which we do, with the assistance of ACAP. By supporting the St. Andrews Airport, Manitoba's economy also benefits, and for this, we sincerely thank the Government of Canada."
Mayor of the Rural Municipality of St. Andrews
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SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information: Jana Régimbal, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, Ottawa, 613-991-0700; Media Relations, Transport Canada, Ottawa, 613-993-0055