SLASPA wel­comes Fund­ing for the Re­de­vel­op­ment of He­wanorra

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The Saint Lu­cia Air and Sea Ports Au­thor­ity (SLASPA) wel­comes the an­nounce­ment of the loan guar­an­tee by the Gov­ern­ment of Saint Lu­cia (GOSL) for the re­de­vel­op­ment of the He­wanorra In­ter­na­tional Air­port in Vieux Fort.

Mr. Daren Cenac, Act­ing Gen­eral Man­ager for SLASPA states, “We wel­come the an­nounce­ment of the loan guar­an­tee by the Min­is­ter for Fi­nance, Hon Allen Chas­tanet to­wards the re­de­vel­op­ment of the He­wanorra In­ter­na­tional Air­port. For al­most a decade, SLASPA has faced chal­lenges to op­er­ate this fa­cil­ity within pre­scribed in­dus­try stan­dards and the in­ad­e­qua­cies of the cur­rent fa­cil­ity put a strain on the air­port com­mu­nity and, by ex­ten­sion, the qual­ity of cus­tomer ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Mr. Cenac added, “I would also like to ac­knowl­edge the con­tin­ued sup­port of Hon Stephen­son King, Min­is­ter for In­fra­struc­ture, Ports, En­ergy & Labour Re­la­tions and the SLASPA Ports Coun­cil for cham­pi­oning our ap­peal to the gov­ern­ment for this over­due up­grade. We look for­ward to con­tin­u­ing to work closely with the gov­ern­ment, re­gional and lo­cal en­ti­ties and our lo­cal avi­a­tion part­ners and stake­hold­ers in con­tin­u­ing the sup­port for the air­port's growth and de­vel­op­ment plans. In this re­gard, the Au­thor­ity will un­der­take fre­quent an­nounce­ments, stake­holder meet­ings and pro­vide up­dates through­out the life of the project.”

For more than 35 years SLASPA has proudly con­trib­uted to Saint Lu­cia's so­cial and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment through the safe, ef­fi­cient op­er­a­tions of both air and sea-borne traf­fic and re­lated ser­vices in Saint Lu­cia. It is note­wor­thy that apart from im­prov­ing the struc­ture of the present ter­mi­nal, the up­grade is crit­i­cal in sat­is­fy­ing the evolv­ing safety reg­u­la­tions and pro­to­cols which gov­ern avi­a­tion and air­port op­er­a­tions.

The man­age­ment and staff of SLASPA are ea­ger to see the de­vel­op­ment of this pi­o­neer­ing project, the largest to date, on the heels of suc­cess­fully and ef­fi­ciently com­plet­ing a USD$18M berth ex­pan­sion at Point Seraphine, which now al­lows for the berthing of mega cruise ves­sels.

Cap­i­tal­iz­ing on its hu­man re­source ex­per­tise and cred­i­ble track record, SLASPA is ex­cited, con­fi­dent and look­ing for­ward to de­liv­er­ing this project to the peo­ple of Saint Lu­cia.

SLASPA an­tic­i­pates great ad­just­ments for the He­wanorra In­ter­na­tional Air­port in­clud­ing up-to-par se­cu­rity re­sources.

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