Construction of new cark park begins at airport

Workers have started construction on the new car park, which will be adjacent to the new terminal at the V C Bird International Airport. (Photo by Eustace Samuel/OBSERVER Media)

St. John’s Antigua- Chinese construction workers have started work on another component of the country’s new airport terminal project.

The construction of the car park adjacent to the terminal began last week.

Giving the latest update on the facility, Aviation Minister John Maginley told Parliament this week that the new infrastructure will give a boost to country’s existing tourism product.

“We hope that either in the last quarter of 2013 or the first quarter of 2014, we will have this new airport facility,” Maginley reported.

“It’s the first image arriving guests will have of Antigua and the last and we want to make sure its nice, clean and modern so that they (visitors) will remember their experience in Antigua,” he added.

The aviation minister said work will also be undertaken on the runway and reported that the new radar which air traffic controllers requested last year would be installed this year.

The China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) is undertaking the construction work at a cost of US$45 million.