The Governor said the upgrade will allow the Province to have direct international flights and increase its tourism exposure.
The Governor believes the upgrade would be a significant investment and will have an immediate impact on the economy.
He stated that direct international flights would be cheaper, making it conducive for increased tourist numbers.
“I am trying and I’m appealing to the National Government to hear my cry to have the Tokua Airport to an international airport.
“Tourism is one of the best industries anywhere in the world.