Start of CJIA runway upgrade awaits completed designs
-funding for expansion project still in doubt
CEO of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri (CJIA) Ramesh Ghir says that works should have started last week on the airport runway upgrade as part of the larger expansion project but design snags have proven difficult to overcome.
Speaking to this newspaper on Monday, Ghir said that a number of excavators have been sitting in place ready to start the works. He confirmed that these works are being carried out by China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) and he also said that the work is still at a slow pace because of concerns by the contractor over whether their monies will be paid.