TERRACE-KITIMAT, BC, July 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Jeff Watson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport today announced an investment of $3,706,121 over two years for the rehabilitation of the airfield electrical system at the Northwest Regional Airport.
This work, which includes upgrades to airfield lighting and the replacement of the field electrical centre, will provide for continued airfield visibility and safe runways and taxiways for travellers.
Funding is provided through Transport Canada's Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP).
- To date, through ACAP, the Northwest Regional Airport has received over $11.2 million in funding for 15 safety projects, including today's announcement.
- Previous projects included the rehabilitation of pavement on Runway 15-33; the rehabilitation and reconfiguration of the runway apron and Taxiway A; the upgrade of the electrical distribution system; and the purchase of a self-propelled snowblower, snowplow truck, and runway sweeper.
- Since the program started, the Government of Canada has invested more than $621 million for 767 projects at 174 airports across the country.
"Our government is committed to the safety and security of all Canadians. This investment at the Northwest Regional Airport promotes the safe and efficient movement of passengers and cargo which will ensure the right conditions for growth, job creation and economic prosperity in Northwestern British Columbia."
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport
"The Northwest Regional Airport is grateful of the Government of Canada's ACAP investment in support of our airfield electrical rehabilitation project. Our airport is an important part of the Region's economic infrastructure and this investment will help ensure continued safe, secure and efficient airport operations."
President, Terrace-Kitimat Airport Society
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport, Ottawa
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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