August 2, 2013

Concrete and asphalt plants to arrive in September – PM

The concrete batching and asphalt plants, which are expected to be delivered and commissioned at the site of the Argyle international airport, are expected to arrive here sometime in September.{{more}}

Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves, speaking at a press conference on Monday, made the announcement, adding that construction of the tower is also expected to begin.

“So, the progress report shows that everything is going to plan,” Gonsalves said.

He had announced during a press conference last year that work was expected to commence on the base paving phase of the international airport project at Argyle.

In order to facilitate this, Gonsalves said that a paver had arrived in the country and that additional pieces of equipment, which included the asphalt plant, rollers and the cement plant, were still required.

In December 2012, Dr Rudy Matthias, chief executive officer (CEO) of the International Airport Development Company (IADC) stated that the stone crushing plant had been installed and was expected to become operational by the end of last year.

As of May 2012, Gonsalves told the nation that 72.5 per cent of the total earthworks at the airport construction site had been completed, adding that by the middle of 2013, total earthworks were expected to be completed. (DD)