Scott Waide – EMTV News, Lae
Nadzab Airport in Lae will see initial construction work taking place, as part of ongoing efforts to improve Papua New Guinea’s major airports.
By 2017, the first physical evidence of work on the Nadzab Airport will be seen.
It is estimated the job will cost some K80 million as part of a government infrastructure rollout program for major airports in the country.
Part of that rollout happened yesterday, with the arrival of two new fire appliances to be used by the airport fire services.
The trucks will replace the aging equipment currently at the airport, and in turn improve emergency response time.
Six airport staff from Nadzab have been trained on the use and maintenance of the appliances.
This marks a significant step in the long-term upkeep of vital equipment.
The renovation is part of a nationwide effort to improve major airports. By 2018, Nadzab’s look will see it transformed into a 21st Century airport.