Baie-Comeau Airport to receive $318,000 investment for new storage building

14 August 2014 (Last Updated August 14th, 2014 18:30)

The Canadian Government is to invest a total of $318,000 in the construction of a storage building at the Baie-Comeau Airport.

The Canadian Government is to invest a total of $318,000 in the construction of a storage building at the Baie-Comeau Airport.

The storage facility is being planned to enhance safety at the airport by protecting the de-icing materials used on the airport surfaces.

The funding will be given to the airport under Transport Canada's Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP).

"Our government is committed to the safety and security of all Canadians and continues to invest in airport safety by assisting regional and local airports with safety-related capital projects."

Transport minister Lisa Raitt said: "Our government is committed to the safety and security of all Canadians and continues to invest in airport safety by assisting regional and local airports with safety-related capital projects.

"Enhancing the safety at Canada's smaller airports is vital to the surrounding communities and their economic growth."

The airport has already received more than $2.1m in funding for a total of six development projects, which include concrete panel repairs, the rehabilitation of the field electrical centre, the replacement of the runway sweeper and the purchase of a snowplow truck.

Baie-Comeau mayor Claude Martel said: "Baie-Comeau Airport is not only a great municipal asset, but also a huge economic benefit for our community.

"Since taking ownership in 2005, our goal was to own and operate a safe and viable airport, which we do, with the assistance of ACAP."