Investing in the Northwest Territories
NORMAN WELLS, NT, Aug. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced that the Government of Canada is investing $1,479,428 for rehabilitation of runway lighting at the Norman Wells Airport.
These improvements will provide for continued airfield visibility and safe runways for flight crews, passengers, and airport employees.
Funding for this work comes from Transport Canada's Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP).
- To date, through ACAP, the Norman Wells Airport has received over $8.4 million in funding for two safety projects, including today's announcement.
- The previous project was the rehabilitation of airside pavement.
- Since the program started, the Government of Canada has invested more than $631 million for 776 projects at 174 airports across the country.
"Our government is committed to the safety and security of all Canadians. This investment will improve safety for air travelers and support the efficient movement of people and goods – ensuring the right conditions for economic growth and long-term prosperity."
The Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport
"Airports are key to the Northwest Territories economy and way of life. They are a vital connection linking northerners to each other and the rest of Canada. This is especially important in the Sahtu region, where our residents and industry depend on safe, secure, accessible and reliable air travel. This federal program provides ongoing support for key airport infrastructure that supports the priorities of the 17th Legislative Assembly."
The Honourable Tom Beaulieu
Minister of Transportation
Government of the Northwest Territories
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SOURCE: Government of 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