FORT NELSON, BC, Oct. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced that the Government of Canada is investing $4,304,668 over two years for the improvement of the runway apron at the Northern Rockies Regional Airport.
This project will ensure continued safe airport operation for flight crews, passengers, airport employees, medical evacuations, and fire fighting operations.
Funding is provided by Transport Canada's Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP).
- To date, through ACAP, the Northern Rockies Regional Airport has received over $8.7 million in funding for 11 safety projects, including today's announcement.
- Previous projects included the overlay of pavement on Runway 03-21 and Taxiway A, airfield electrical system upgrades, and the purchase of a runway sweeper and snowplow truck.
- Since the program started, the Government of Canada has invested more than $654 million for 790 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 travellers and support the efficient movement of people and goods – ensuring the right conditions for economic growth and long-term prosperity."
Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River
"The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality welcomes the ACAP funding as it will significantly improve the safety of manoeuvring aircraft, increase the operational apron area to allow for easier access to on-site services, and provide better and safer service to our users. The Northern Rockies Regional Airport has become one of the North's busiest airports in recent years, and this airport improvement will support the growth of the community."
Mayor Bill Streeper
Northern Rockies Regional Municipality
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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; Eric Desnoyers, Airport Business Manager, Northern Rockies Regional Airport, 250-774-6454