2019-2021 airport investments – Over $50M will be invested in Nunavik

Provided by Cabinet du ministre des Transports/CNW

KUUJJUARAPIK, QC, March 18, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – The gouvernement du Québec announces the list of all airport projects of the ministère des Transports in Nunavik for 2019–2021. The MNA for Ungava, Denis Lamothe, on behalf of the Minister of Transport and Minister responsible for the Estrie region, François Bonnardel, made the announcement today.

Those projects, which involve concrete action on the state of infrastructures, represent a total investment of $50,526,000 in Nunavik. Contrary to previous years, the gouvernement du Québec has opted for transparency by making public all projects regarding which:

  • work is to be conducted in 2019–2020;
  • preparation activities are to be conducted in 2019–2020 with a view to begin work in 2020–2021.

Quotes:

“By investing massively in airport infrastructures, as we are today, our government contributes to improving and maintaining our installations in the Nord-du-Québec region. Contrary to what former governments used to do, we are now opting for transparency regarding airport investments. This will make it possible for the public to have a more detailed overview of all the projects for which work is to be conducted over the next two years, and to hold the Ministère accountable.”

François Bonnardel, Minister of Transport and Minister responsible for the Estrie region

“The announcement made today shows how important the gouvernement du Québec considers the economic development of Nunavik communities to be. With these investments, we are providing Nunavik residents with infrastructures that, through their efficiency and safety, will enhance the people’s ability to travel within the territory. Our government also intends to continue to be responsive to the needs of local communities.”

Denis Lamothe, MNA for Ungava

Highlights:

  • The projects include:
    • the construction of a garage in Kuujjuarapik;
    • the beginning of construction of the new terminal in Salluit.

Related links:

The complete list is available on the website of the ministère des Transports.

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SOURCE Cabinet du ministre des Transports