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Government of New Brunswick

August 16, 2016 14:05 ET

Major Expansion Planned for Bathurst Regional Airport Thanks to Government Funding

BATHURST, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - Aug. 16, 2016) - The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are committed to supporting Atlantic and Canadian businesses and building a vibrant economic future by growing the middle class and addressing regional challenges. This is why the federal and provincial governments are providing more than $4.19 million in funding to expand the Bathurst Regional Airport.

The funding was announced today by Serge Cormier, Member of Parliament for Acadie-Bathurst, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Brian Gallant, Premier of New Brunswick. Also in attendance was Colin Brewster, President of the Northern New Brunswick Airport Authority Inc.

The expansion project will double the size of the airport's terminal building and extend the runway to nearly 1800 metres. This will help accommodate larger aircraft, process passengers more efficiently, and provide the more-than-50,000 travellers who use the airport annually with more current amenities. Once complete, the work will also encourage business from new partners, promoting economic development in the region as a whole.

The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are each contributing up to $2,095,108 to this project through the Provincial−Territorial Infrastructure Component (National and Regional Projects)of the New Building Canada Fund, representing two-thirds of the estimated $6.28 million total project cost. The Northern New Brunswick Airport Authority will cover the remaining costs.

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"Public infrastructure connects people, supports job creation, and boosts economic development. This is why the Government of Canada is providing unprecedented funding for public infrastructure projects that will help grow the middle class and promote sustainable development and long-term prosperity in communities across the country. By financing projects like the Bathurst Regional Airport, we will build the Canada of the 21st century and ensure a high quality of life for generations to come."

Serge Cormier, Member of Parliament for Acadie-Bathurst, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"Our roads, rail, ports and airports are crucial infrastructure for New Brunswick businesses. The airport expansion will create jobs in the short term and spur economic growth in the long term."

The Honourable Brian Gallant, Premier of New Brunswick

"We are so very pleased with this announcement. The airport is a vital part of economic development in Northern New Brunswick. The expansion of our terminal and lengthening of our runway will allow for a safer and more comfortable experience for all using the airport. We would especially like to underline our partnership with the Government of Canada and the Government of New Brunswick for making this project a reality."

Colin Brewster, President of the Northern New Brunswick Airport Authority Inc.

Associated links

Investing in Canada, the Government of Canada's new $120 billion infrastructure plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/index-eng.html.

Federal infrastructure investments in New Brunswick: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/index-eng.html.

New Building Canada Fund - National and Regional Projects: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nrp-pnr-prog-eng.html

New Building Canada Plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nbcp-npcc-eng.html.

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