Upgrade work on airports

The upgrade is to revamp and enhance safety and security of these aerodromes to comply with International Civil Aviation Safety Authority Rules and Regulations.

The upgrade is under NAC’s Civil Aviation Development Investment program (CADIP).

Following public outcry on the downscaling of flights into Madang and Wewak’s Boram airport due to work upgrade on the runway, the NAC stated that upgrade is important to enhance safety and security at these aerodromes.

NAC clarifies report

The project is part of a series of impact aviation projects implemented under the Civil Aviation Development Investment Program or CADIP.

The National Airports Corporation was clarifying the status on the development of the airport following a report on the media that works on the Mendi airport is on hold.

It says works is continuing with an accomplishment of 60% physical progress to date.

The Aviation state agency has also clarified that there are no landowner disputes and the redevelopment on the airport is carried out within declared aerodrome area.

Kavieng Airport upgrade

Minister Agisa said the team from the National Airport Corporation (NAC) visited the province recently to inspect the 1.4km airport extension upgrade and redevelopment valued at K91.85 million. This is set to be completed by July 2022.

Other issues that were discussed during the visit was the outstanding K15 million owed to the Kavieng Airport landowners, of which a K3 million cheque was paid to landowners during the ground breaking ceremony on July 6th, 2020.