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Canada invests in transportation infrastructure at Edmonton airport to move goods to market

Christian Fernsby |
The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced a significant new investment of $18 million under the National Trade Corridors Fund to upgrade three infrastructure assets at Edmonton International Airport.

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Topics: CANADA   

These upgrades will expand the region’s capacity to handle inbound and outbound trade, and meet growing demand from the business community to reach international markets.

The project involves:

• Expanding the airport’s Apron 7 by 47,000 square metresto accommodate two additional wide-body aircraft parking positions, including a new connection between the runway and apron.
• Installing a new hydrant fueling system connected to Shell Aviation’s new cargo fuel farm, which will reduce fuel trucks on Apron 7 and improve turn-around times.
• Building 1,400 square metresof cold storage and equipment in the international cargo area to store temperature sensitive and perishable export products.

These investments have significant economic benefits for Canadians, creating approximately 360 jobs during the construction period, and contributing to economic recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The National Trade Corridors Fund is a merit-based program which provides funding for the investment in critical assets that support economic activity, and the movement of goods and people in Canada.

It represents a long-term commitment by the Government of Canada to work with stakeholders on strategic infrastructure projects that address transportation bottlenecks, vulnerabilities and congestion along Canada’s trade corridors.


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