The Marsh Harbour International Airport Terminal and Control Tower have received occupancy certificates and final works are now underway that will lead to “full delivery” during April 2014 according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Renewal Philip Brave Davis.
During his contribution in the House of Assembly on March 5 Mr. Davis said, “Work on the Marsh Harbour International Airport during this period leads me to advise that we expect full delivery during April 2014.” We were unable to get further clarification from Mr. Davis before press time.
James Edgecombe, Partner in FES Construction Company, said that weather permitting they expect to complete their work by the end of March and will turn it over to the Airport Authority.
He said that the relevant agencies have completed their inspections and that both the Control Tower and Airport Terminal Building have received their Occupancy Certificates from the Ministry of Works.
He said they are presently carrying out trenching works for conduits on the south side of the terminal building. When this work is completed the tarmac will be paved. All works, weather permitting, are expected to be completed by month’s end, including a few minor cosmetic details to on the interior of the terminal.
There is no word on when, or if, the proposed $6 million runway extension spoken of by Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin will begin. The architectural plans for a freight building to be located west of the new terminal were presented and passed in Central Abaco Town Planning in late 2013; however, there is no word of a contract being awarded for its construction.