Seghe airport to reopen next month

BY NED GAGAHE

Minister of Communication and Aviation (MCA) Frederick Kologeto has announced that Seghe airport was closed on the 3rd of May for upgrade and is expected to be reopened after the 16th of July 2024.

Speaking during a media conference last week Minister Kologeto stated that the upgrade of Sege Airport includes sealing of the runway, installation of ground lighting system and new terminal which is to be constructed on a later date.

“As of 23rd, May. Project Manager on the ground had reported that construction is smoothly going and expecting to complete preparation for sealing in the next 3 weeks.

“The upgrade of the Seghe runway and lighting system should be completed on the 16th of July, 2024. That will enable Seghe to be an all-weather airport creating a safer and more efficient travelling.

“For Seghe airport upgrade, I am once again grateful to take this chance to thank the New Zealand Government and Australian Government for the support rendered through the Solomon Islands Provincial Airport Upgrade program, the western provincial government, all customary land owners and the contractor who continue to support to the project implementation at Seghe. “Finally, let me sincerely thank all citizens of Solomon Islands for your continuous support to my Ministry and I look forward for a more cordial working relationship with all stakeholders to achieve a connected and accessible aviation and communication service in Solomon Islands.” Minister Kologeto said

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