Ascension Island: Airports

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 15th March 2019.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 4 July 2017 to Question 2035 on Ascension Island: Airports, whether a timetable of works has been agreed with the US Department of Defense and the US Department of State on their plans for interim repair work and a full resurfacing programme of Wideawake airfield on Ascension Island.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence continues to liaise closely with the US Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of State regarding their plans for interim repair work and a full surface resurfacing programme. The DOD's intent is to reward a developing resurfacing contract in late 2019 with an expectation the work will take 24 months.

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