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New St Vincent & Grenadines gateway on target for 2013 completion

The developer responsible for constructing Argyle International Airport in St Vincent and the Grenadines has confirmed that it is on target to open in late 2013.

The developer responsible for constructing Argyle International Airport in St Vincent and the Grenadines has confirmed that it is on target to open in late 2013.

According to the International Airport Development Company (IADC), the Chatoyer-Che Contingent – the name given to the field workforce – has completed 72.5% of the earthworks for the gateway’s runway, apron and taxiways.

The airport is expected to boast a single 1.5 million capacity per annum terminal and a 9,000ft runway capable of handling aircraft up to the B747 when completed in December 2013.

Build over three-storeys, 145,000sq ft terminal will have dedicated areas for ‘domestic’ and ‘international’ passengers.

Its runway length will allow for direct flights to St Vincent and the Grenadines from USA, Canada, Europe and Central and South America.

IADC insists that “work on the terminal building continues apace” ensuring that it is on schedule to be completed by the contracted date of December 2013.

As of May 2012, the contractor, Overseas Engineering Construction Company (OECC), had completed 23 percent of the work on the building.

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