Recently, the inauguration ceremony of St. George’s Airport Runway and Road Upgrade and Rehabilitation Project in Grenada was held in St. George. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada, Nolan Cox and Zhao Yongchen, the Chinese ambassador to Grenada attended the ceremony.
Mitchell fully recognized the importance of the airport project and thanked the Chinese government for its long-standing valuable support and assistance to Grenada. He said the airport project was of great significance to Grenada and would benefit the future generations. Tourism is a pillar industry in Grenada. The renovated and expanded St. George’s Airport can allow more planes to park, provide internationally high-standard services, and bring more efficient, safer and more comfortable travel experience for domestic and foreign passengers, which will help Grenada attract more international flights and tourists and promote the growth of Grenada’s tourism and national economy. Besides, the construction of the airport itself will also create many employment opportunities for Grenada, as well as cooperate with the government in the measures to reestablish the economy and improve people's livelihood after the epidemic.
At the end of the ceremony, the guests laid the foundation stone together for the project.
St. George’s Airport is the lone international airport in Grenada. The existing runway has been in use for more than 20 years, and the airport facilities cannot meet the current demands for flights. The contract period of the project is 30 months. The project preparatory team overcame the impact of COVID-19 pandemic and the suspension of commercial flight in the early stage, and made active preparations for construction to commence.