The Tribune reports that the new 51,000 sq. ft. multi-million dollar Abaco Airport Terminal, Air Traffic Control Tower, and Fire/Crash Rescue Facility are expected to be completed in 2012:
The Prime Minister with cabinet ministers flew to Abaco yesterday to officially sign a $27 million contract to construct the new Marsh Harbour airport terminal…
Mr Ingraham said Central Abaco should be recognised as an important economic centre in the Bahamas.
“The continued development of various industries on this island over the years places Abaco in a favourable position for further growth,” he said.
The multi-million dollar contract was awarded to FES Construction Company Limited, which is expected to complete the project in a little over a year. “The Government is committed to ensuring that Central Abaco has the infrastructure befitting its stature,” said Mr Ingraham…
The Prime Minister also announced that before the end of this year construction will begin on a new hospital and road to connect to the S.C. Bootle Highway and Forest Drive.
Works Minister Neko Grant said that with a population increase of 21 per cent since 2000 and the considerable developments in numerous industries, Abaco is in a good position for further growth when the economy turns around.
“The airport terminal project will further enhance Marsh Harbour Airport’s capacity to provide quality service to the growing number of residents as well as visitors to this island who will use this facility,” said Mr Grant…
The 51,000 sq ft terminal will include 22 counter positions, state-of-the-art luggage scanning system, pilot briefing room, two restaurants, a lounge, VIP lounge, eight retail shop spaces, two kiosks, long and short term parking areas along with taxi and employee parking areas, said Mr Grant.
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by Celeste Nixon
September 02, 2011