(Ms Afasene Iosefa)
Construction work on the new terminal have now completed and the Contractor, Reeves International and CCB ENVICO which is a Joint Venture, are now ready to formally handover to the Government of Tuvalu.
Tuvalu Aviation Investment Project Manager Mr Vitoli Iosefa reports that before handing over the building and for the benefit of all stakeholders, the Contractor’s Site Manager conducted an induction tour of the building to show and explain to all stakeholders the important facilities within the new terminal.
Mr Iosefa adds that a tentative programme for the official opening of the building has been prepared by a task force comprising of representatives from stakeholders and is being reviewed by Cabinet. The official opening is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday 28 February
The 5.07 million Australian dollar-project was funded by the World Bank through its grant to the Government of Tuvalu.
Whilst the new terminal was under construction all airport services were temporarily being re-located to the Vaiaku Falekaupule.