St Helena: Airport

House of Lords written question – answered on 10 October 2013.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in the construction of the airport on St Helena.

Photo of Baroness Northover Baroness Northover Lords Spokesperson (Women & Equalities), Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Department for International Development)

Construction is progressing well and is currently on schedule to allow the airport to open in February 2016. Work on the major rock-fill embankment in Dry Gut to accommodate the runway is now 39% complete and construction of the terminal and services buildings commenced in August 2013.

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