Dominica Makes Progress On Country's First International Airport
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw
Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit.
Dominica has made progress on plans to construct the country's first international airport.
At this time, foreign travellers to Dominica arrive through regional air transit hubs or by ferry. Douglas–Charles Airport -- Dominica’s main and larger airport located on the northeast coast -- accommodates Caribbean commercial airlines and has an updated terminal. Canefield Airport – on the west coast -- currently serves only courier services and private charters.
"We have placed the international airport as priority number one for the government," Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said.
"I am redirecting a lot of state resources in terms of human resources, engineers and surveyors, to the project."
Skerrit says the government has purchased 213 properties required for the airport construction, and geotechnical surveys will begin in SEP 2020. The government has been saving US$5 million every month over the past few years from the Citizenship by Investment (CIB) Program specifically for the construction of the new airport. The program allows investors to legally obtain citizenship in return for a significant investment in Dominica.
Dominica reopened for tourism on 07AUG.
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