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Canada supporting Vancouver International Airport with new funding

Christian Fernsby |
The Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra announced new funding to help the Vancouver International Airport recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and to support important transportation infrastructure projects at the airport.

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The Government of Canada is providing the Vancouver International Airport up to $38.4 million from Transport Canada’s Airport Critical Infrastructure Program for critical infrastructure projects including:

• improvements to the dyke and drainage system surrounding the airport to help protect the airport from rising sea waters and storms; and

• the extension of the Runway End Safety Area (RESA) to provide extra space for an aircraft to stop safely in an emergency or in the event an aircraft leaves the end of the runway.

The federal contribution for projects at the Vancouver International Airport will be up to 50% of total eligible expenditures of the projects, up to a maximum contribution of $38.4 million. The Airport will provide the remaining funding for the projects.

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