Construction Of Dominica’s First International Airport To Begin Asap
Updated: Jun 12, 2021
Africa's Diaspora Communities | Dominica | Infrastructure June 12, 2021
Construction of Dominica’s first international airport will begin any day from now following signing on June 9, 2021, of a deal between the government there and Montreal Management Consultants Establishment (MMCE) for the latter to begin construction of the long-awaited international airport. MMCE is a construction firm based in United Arab Emirates (UAE). That was reported by some Caribbean media on June 10, 2021.
The new airport that is called Dominica International Airport will be built in Wesley Village in north-eastern part of the country. Some new houses will be built at a different location, for people displaced by the infrastructure project. It is estimated that construction of the new state-of-the-art international airport will cost $370 million (1 billion East Caribbean dollars), solely funded by the country’s Citizenship by Investment Program. It is expected to be completed in 2025.
When completed, Dominica International Airport will allow for direct international flights to/from the Eastern Caribbean nation, as well as boost tourism, and create jobs, among other benefits, according to the government there.
Currently Dominica has only two regional airports that cater for regional flights to some other Caribbean countries like Barbados, Puerto Rico, etc. Direct international flights to/from Dominica are therefore unavailable now. _________________________ © 2015 - 2021 Africauptodate. All Rights Reserved