The now overdue task to resurface the runway at Terrance B Lettsome International Airport should be completed in two-and-a-half months.
Cabinet gave that indication in its latest report to the public.
The report said: “Cabinet decided, in principle, to an advance of $5.52M to the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) for the surfacing of the runway at the Terrance B Lettsome International Airport to allow works to commence and be completed by the 19th of April 2019.”
The BVI Airports Authority is expected to immediately repay that $5.5 million advance from its insurance settlement.
It is not clear what the total sum of that settlement is.
In the meantime, the airport’s runway is being resurfaced in accordance with regulations that govern airport operations. Nothing has been said about what accommodations will be made to ensure the continuity of airport operations while the runway is being resurfaced
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