Belmopan - 01 June, 2009
Inaugural ceremonies were held today for the refurbished and upgraded Dangriga Airstrip, in the Stann Creek District.
The airstrip now boasts the latest technique in hot mix surface, efficient lightning, and modern safety features.
In his inauguration speech, Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture, Hon. Manuel Heredia said that one of the main priorities of the present Government is to ensure the proper maintenance and upgrade of local aerodromes.
Minister Heredia added, “It is a privilege to be up here to place the final stone on a challenging but needed journey. However, this journey is only a small stepping-stone towards the goal of the Government of Belize to ensure that the development of the necessary infrastructure is in place to allow Belizeans, and foreigners to enjoy the convenience of local air travel, and also, to ensure that the economic benefits of air travel and tourism are enjoyed by our Belizean people.
The airstrip was renovated and refurbished at a cost of four hundred and fifty two thousand Belize dollars and under a contract with Albert Reimer’s Valley Ranch Enterprise Ltd.
It is expected that the airstrip will not be needing any major upgrading for the next 10 to 15 years.