Contract signed to repair Vanuatu’s broken airport runway


800px-Port_Vila_Airport,_Vanuatu,_12_April_2008New Zealand civil contracting company Fulton Hogan have been awarded the contract to conduct emergency repairs of Vanuatu’s Bauerfield International Airport. The country’s new Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai, has made it a top priority, and repairs are set to be completed by April. Fulton Hogan is due to sign the contact any day now, then equipment and experts will follow almost immediately. The repairs are expected to be finished in 56 days, aiming for an April 6 completion date. The Vanuatu Tourism Office welcome the repairs. “Ensuring all airlines are fully satisfied with the standard of the runway giving them the confidence to reinstate their flights is imperative to the success of Vanuatu’s tourism industry,” general manager Linda Kalpoi said. Read more.